Sunday, February 17, 2013

Persistence Pays Off

'Knees trembling,' blogger Yoani Sanchez leaves Cuba

"Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez checked in at Havana's international airport on Sunday without complications, with a flight to Brazil the first item on her world tour itinerary.

Sanchez was granted a passport two weeks ago, under more lax travel laws introduced in January by Cuban authorities. The critical online activist, who had been denied a passport in 20 applications over the past five years, was initially skeptical about her chances of securing a passport even under the new system.

The 37-year-old author of the "Generacion Y" blog is one of several Cuban critics to receive a passport, but the first to take advantage of the measure."
Good for her.

Some reprehensible regimes collapse overnight. Others fade away over a long period of time. But nothing lasts forever. This, too, shall come to pass.

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Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

When they free all the imprisoned journalists and other pro-democracy protesters, then I'll say change is happening.

February 18, 2013 10:34 am  

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