Yoani Sanchez’s Blog Visible in Cuba

February 8, 2011 | Print Print |

Yoani Sanchez. Photo: Kelly Knaub

HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 8 — Yoani Sanchez’s blog Generation Y had its filter taken off by the Cuban government on Tuesday and can now be seen by those who have Internet on the island, reported Reuters.

Sanchez blog was blocked in Cuba after she won a major journalism prize in the spring of 2008.  She has since won numerous other awards for her acrid portrayal of life in Cuba.  She has also established an alternative school for other bloggers.

The controversial 35-year-old has managed to keep up her website with the help of a network of supporters on different continents.

Invited to several awards ceremonies abroad, Sanchez has repeatedly been denied the exit permit required by the Cuban government for all citizens wishing to visit another country.

See the Havana Times interview with Yoani Sanchez.


What's your opinion?

  • Ihosvanny

    According to EFE, Yoani has said that now that the blog is accesible, she is going to work to improve the design and other functions.

    Up to now the strategy was to give the idea of a sober, not very sophisticated website made with a lot of effort.

    Let’s see what Yoani and her Big-League Team are thinking of. A new season of the Generation Y soap opera has just begun. Enjoy it or change the channel.

  • grok

    Now that the cuban government has done the right thing — if even only in this limited (test) case — let’s see just how truly democratic Sanchez herself (and her backers) will be as a result… Expect to be underwhelmed — now that push has come to shove in this game of political ‘chicken’.

    I may even have been on her blog; but only once: so I don’t remember if it even allows open commentary (one would assume so; but who knows with these people?). Not that I really care, eh?: because I myself won’t be allocating the infinite amount of time obviously required to devote to analyzing the thoughts of the bourgeoisie — and their agents in the intelligentsia and elsewhere. Rotsa ruck, Yoani…

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  • Dobri R. Alfonso

    Felicidades por tan maravillosa Valentia;
    muchos no tienen un propio caminos para andar…por el tuyo ellos pueden, con tanta Luz y paciencia no se sentiran tan solos en sus oscuros deroteros…Gracias al universo por existir y a ti por tu bella fuerza…
    Dobri Rafael Alfonso Fuentes
    El tesoro

    ¿Quién de nosotros se encargará de alimentar a los hambrientos?” -preguntó el señor Buddha a sus discípulos,
    cuando el hambre se abatía sobre Shravasti.
    Ratnakar, el banquero, inclinando la cabeza, dijo:
    -“Una fortuna mucho más grande que la mía sería necesaria para alimentar a los hambrientos.”
    Jaysen, jefe de los ejércitos del rey, dijo:
    -“Gustoso daría mi sangre y mi vida, pero no hay alimento suficiente en mi casa.”
    Dharmapal, que poseía grandes dehesas, musitó:
    -“El dios de los vientos arrasó mis campos y ni siquiera sé cómo podré pagar los impuestos
    del rey.”
    Entonces Supriya, la hija del mendigo, se levantó:
    Humildemente se inclinó ante la asamblea, diciendo:
    -“Yo alimentaré a todos esos miserables.”
    -“¿Y cómo? -exclamaron todos sorprendidos~. ¿Cómo esperas cumplir tu promesa?”
    -“Soy entre todos la más pobre -dijo Supriya-, y ésa es mi fuerza. Mi tesoro y mi abundancia los buscaré
    a vuestras puertas. Como nada tengo que abandonar, allí clamaré que se os ablanden las entrañas.”
    Rabindranath Tagore