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Cuba's 14ymedio Journalists Spend Two Hours With the New York Times' Ernesto Londoño

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Ernesto Londoño, who authored six editorials on Cuba published recently by The New York Times engaged in a friendly conversation on Saturday with a part of the 14ymedio team, in the hotel where he is staying in Havana.

Cuba Is Getting An Online Newspaper

AP | By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 07.20.2014 | Media

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's best-known blogger says she will start publishing a general-interest newspaper online Wednesday in a move that will test both t...

Yoani Sánchez Warns Venezuela of a Possible Cuban Fate

Ikam Acosta | Posted 04.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Ikam Acosta

Venezuela has become utter chaos. Many fear that the South American country will inevitably end up like Cuba, where you are unable to trust anything the media reports.

'Hackathon For Cuba' Begins In Miami

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.31.2014 | Latino Voices

MIAMI (AP) — Technology experts are gathering to brainstorm ways to improve access to the Internet and information in Cuba, considered the one of th...

The State Can't Compete, Forces Cuban Entreprenuers Back to the Black Market

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Reluctant -- or unable -- to compete, the Cuban State has put an end to the business of "trapi-shopping." Several of the best-known and air-conditioned places have already closed their doors to the public.

Fresh Hope for Change in Cuba

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 12.22.2013 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Yoani Sanchez, the 38-year-old blogger from Cuba, received her long-delayed Maria Moors Cabot Award from Columbia University last night. A spirited, forthright individual, she has pushed a crusade forward to pry open the limits of freedom in her home country.

What Awaits Yoani Sanchez Upon Her Return To Cuba

AP | PAUL HAVEN and PETER ORSI | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

One of Cuba's most famous names is returning from a prolonged global tour on Thursday, but don't expect well-wishers, flowers or marching bands. Most...

Cubans, Too, Can Transcend Geography and Time With the Internet

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Internet Forum has allowed us to feel like citizens of the world, to share experiences with those who live in different situations but, in essence, surprisingly similar ones.

The Cuban Spring

Vanessa Garcia | Posted 06.23.2013 | World
Vanessa Garcia

People often ask me the following question: "If it's so bad in Cuba, why don't Cubans revolt?" Why don't the people inside the island pour out into the street and lift their fists into the air, burn effigies, call out for freedom?

How One Cuban Blogger Is Changing Cuban Minds

Ignacio Sosa | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Ignacio Sosa

I vowed never to return to Cuba until the country of my birth was free -- an unlikely proposition given the strong grip of the Cuban government on virtually all aspects of life on the island. Ms. Sanchez has changed my view on the future of Cuba.

Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Me: Our Trips to Cuba

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 06.13.2013 | World
Isabel Kaplan

Not one to be left out of the discussion, Jay-Z just dropped a new track called "Open Letter" (produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz) in which he discusses his recent trip to Cuba. He raps: "I'm in Cuba, I love Cubans/ This talk about Communism is so confusing." I feel ya, Jay-Z.

Queer Citizens in Cuba's Shadow

Kelly Cogswell | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Kelly Cogswell

In that island of silence and the meaningful ellipse, blogging is not an innocuous pastime. The government has done its best to restrict internet usage and even skew Cuba's image online by bombarding the web with their own propaganda.

WATCH: Yoani Sanchez Brings Miami To Its Feet

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.02.2013 | Miami

BY CHRISTINE ARMARIO, ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — They came from all over to hear her speak. Old Cuban ladies with wrinkled faces and pristine makeu...

Yoani Sanchez in Miami to Measure Cuban-American Pulse

Vanessa Garcia | Posted 05.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Garcia

Not allowing artists and writers freedom of speech goes against the very basic rights Cuban-Americans enjoy in the United States and criticize in Cuba.

Who's Afraid of Yoani Sánchez

Coco Fusco | Posted 05.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Coco Fusco

Yoani Sánchez's historic visit to New York last week thrust political debates about Cuba into the public arena, exposing their invariably polemical character.

The U.S. Celebrates Yoani, But Does Not Hear Her Message

Saul Landau | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Saul Landau

The princess of technological communication, Yoani Sanchez, made her triumphant debut. But apparently, no one in power or belonging to mainstream media cared about what she said. The Cuban government, however, should be proud of her, nevertheless.

Let Cuba Open Itself to the World, and Let the World Open Itself to Cuba

William D. Delahunt | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
William D. Delahunt

The Cold Warriors in Congress, less prepared to move forward than the Cubans, are turning a blind eye to all these developments.

Yoani Sánchez Goes To Washington

The Miami Herald | Juan Carlos Chavez | Posted 03.21.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez ended her two-day visit to Washington, D.C., Wednesday by holding private meetings analyzing U.S. policy to...

Roque Planas

'Generation Y' Blogger Plots Unprecedented Project In Communist Cuba

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 03.18.2013 | Latino Voices

Communist Cuba may soon see a non-government newspaper produced on the island. Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez said she plans to launch an independent...

Museum of Communism: Prague's Past Lives on in Cuba's Present

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The first surprise was at the entrance, where the woman who was selling tickets had the courtesy to let me pass free, due to the fact -- she explained -- that I came from Cuba.

The Y to my ABC -- Why Yoani Sanchez Matters to Me as an American Born Cuban

Vanessa Garcia | Posted 04.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Garcia

Although the Cuban blogosphere is large, and includes an array of journalists, writers, artists, and even priests, Sanchez is the face of that blogosphere. She is the facade of a million hypertext messages sent into the dark, hoping to connect; the symbol of a generation inside Cuba that wanted to reach out.

In Brazil I Receive the Gift of Publicly and Freely Expressed Criticism

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.20.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Recife airport was a place for embraces. I met many people there who have supported me for years in my efforts to travel outside the national borders. There were flowers, gifts and even a group of people insulting me which, I confess, I really enjoyed.

Leading Cuban Dissident Arrives In Brazil After Decade-Long Travel Ban

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 04.20.2013 | World

FEIRA DE SANTANA, Brazil — Boisterous protesters backing the Cuban government blocked the Monday screening of a documentary featuring Cuba's bes...

Cuban Dissidents' Dreams Of Traveling Abroad May Become Reality

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

HAVANA -- For years, Cuban dissidents say, authorities' message to them has been the same: Sure, you can leave the country. Just don't expect us to le...

Yoani Sánchez Arrested Again

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 01.09.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA — A U.S.-based press freedom group urged Cuban authorities Friday to drop charges against a writer for an anti-Castro website who reporte...