Persistence Pays Off
"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.Good for her.
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."
Some reprehensible regimes collapse overnight. Others fade away over a long period of time. But nothing lasts forever. This, too, shall come to pass.