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Cuban regime like a crumbling house: dissident blogger

Cuba's communist regime is like an ageing house on the verge of collapse, leading dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez said Thursday, insisting Havana's timid reforms were a smokescreen. "The so-called Raulista changes are superficial," Sanchez told reporters, referring to President Raul Castro, who replaced his ailing brother and 1959 revolutionary leader Fidel seven years ago. "The Cuban model is like a house in Old Havana. You look at the house and ask how it's possible that it's still standing," she said in Geneva, where she was attending a UN human rights meeting.

In Miami, Cuban dissident blogger calls for unity

They came from all over to hear her speak. Old Cuban ladies with wrinkled faces and pristine makeup. Young students with iPhones and digital cameras. Men and women who fled Cuba decades ago and just last year, on makeshift rafts and planes.When Cuban dissident and blogger Yoani Sanchez entered the room to speak Monday, dressed simply in white, they all stood up in applause and the politics that divide Cubans, even here in Miami, temporarily disappeared."In the Cuba that so many of us dream of, there is no need to clarify what type of Cuban you are," she said.

Dissident Cuban blogger gets warm reception from Miami exiles

Cuba's best-known dissident, journalist Yoani Sanchez, received a hero's welcome on Monday from the Cuban-American exile community in Miami, her latest stop in an 80-day tour of more than a dozen countries.It was the largest and most politically unified reception in at least a decade for a dissident from the island by Miami's Cuban-American exile community, which has often clashed with opposition figures in Cuba over political strategy.With many leaders of Miami's Cuban-exile community in attendance, Sanchez was introduced as “an authentic defender and heroine” of human right

Cuban dissident vows to launch free media outlet

Award-winning dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, on her first international trip in years, challenged Havana on Sunday to let her launch an independent media outlet. "I have told a lot of people. And I am telling this to my country's government: I am coming back to Cuba to set up a media outlet," Sanchez, 37, said at a briefing on the sidelines of an Inter American Press Association meeting. The announcement would come as news to the government of Cuban President Raul Castro, 81. Cuba is the Americas' only Communist-ruled state and the government controls the media.

Cuban dissident blogger inflames splits in Brazil's Congress

* Blogger views parts of documentary on Cuba * Says dreams of day when Cubans have free expression BRASILIA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Cold War politics appeared to take over Brazil's Congress on Wednesday during a visit by Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, with leftists heckling her as a pawn of U.S. imperialism and others praising her for standing up to Cuba's communist government.

UPDATE 1-Cuban dissident blogger met by small protests in Brazil

* Police called after pro-Cuba protesters interrupt debate * Brazil is first stop of foreign tour for dissident Sanchez * Sanchez granted passport under Cuban immigration reform RECIFE, Brazil, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Cuba's best-known dissident, blogger Yoani Sanchez, was greeted on Monday by small groups of protesters who called her a CIA agent upon arriving in Brazil, the first stop on a whirlwind tour that will take her to a dozen countries.

REFILE-Cuban dissident blogger met by small protests in Brazil

RECIFE, Brazil, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Cuba's best-known dissident, blogger Yoani Sanchez, was greeted on Monday by a small group of protesters calling her a CIA agent upon arriving in Brazil, the first stop on a whirlwind tour that will take her to a dozen countries.

Cuban dissident blogger met by small protests in Brazil

RECIFE, Brazil, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Cuban best-know dissident, blogger Yoani Sanchez, was greeted on Monday by a small group of protesters calling her a CIA agent upon arriving in Brazil, the first stop on a whirlwind tour that will take her to a dozen countries.

Dissident blogger allowed to leave Cuba on tour

Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez, who has been denied permission to travel abroad for many years, was allowed on Sunday to embark on a three-month trip to Latin America and Europe. "My trip will begin in Brazil and could take me to as many as 12 countries," Sanchez told AFP. "With this tour, I am starting a new phase in my life and what will also be a wonderful experience journalistically," she said, shortly before boarding a flight that was to take her to Brazil via Panama.

Leading Cuban dissident departs for world tour

* Cuban blogger puts new travel rules to the test * Passes through Havana airport without incident * Pledges to return and found a free press By Marc Frank HAVANA, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Cuba's best-known dissident, blogger Yoani Sanchez, checked in without incident at Havana's international airport on Sunday on her way to Brazil, the first stop on an 80-day-tour of a dozen countries. She was sent off with hugs by a small group of family members and friends.
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