More on Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez

Vicente Morín Aguado

Yoani Sanchez. Photo:
Yoani Sanchez. Photo:

HAVANA TIMES — After reading the numerous comments written in response to my article “Yoani Sanchez Launches Virtual Realism in Cuba”, I must concede that some of the criticisms leveled at a number of ideas in the piece are valid. Nevertheless, I continue to stand by my fundamental concerns and arguments, about which our habitual commentators say nothing, namely:

1- In view of Sanchez’ important individual contribution to the current struggle for greater freedom of expression in Cuba – a right that continues to be curtailed in the country – I again want to pose a very concrete question: What specific contribution to Cuba’s future, to an economic and political vision for the country in the coming years, can the blog Generation Y make? What is Yoani’s proposal?

2- There is an evident and unacknowledged contradiction in the fact that the most popular blogger of our troubled world emerged from a country where Internet access is markedly limited.

Simply attempting to use official servers in Cuba to email journalistic pieces is, in and of itself, a serious issue. These servers are closely monitored and strict regulations apply to all users.

Of course, there are journalists with due authorization to do this, whose articles are sent to sites that have also been reviewed and approved by the pertinent authorities.

Like any Cuban you might run into in the street, struck by an obvious contradiction, I can only say: I’m totally confused! Are we or are we not living in a virtual reality world?

Vicente Morín Aguado: [email protected]



21 thoughts on “More on Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez

  • May 8, 2013 at 8:27 am

    what has one thing to do with the other?

  • May 8, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Personal attacks again? Well, you are at least consistent.

  • May 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Moses, as an obsessive troll you have the copyright on boring.

    I note that your reply didn’t address the points I made and instead just sprayed out risible, infantile US regime talking points to divert attention.

    Perhaps my comparison of Ms Sánchez to you was indeed unfair, given the sharp differences between you in quality terms.

    Her slimy, faux-modest right-wingery at least shows a degree of literary invention and some propaganda ability, whereas your utterly mindless, relentlessly trivial blather (exemplified by your “Castro operative! Granma is toilet paper and defend a building collapse!” imbecilities above) comes across with all the intelligence and sophistication of Fox News.

    Certainly I would not want to suggest that you are a US regime operative, Moses. The crass hypocrisy of your US chauvinism, your crude imperialism and the sheer banality of your entire prolific posting record together demonstrate your amateur status all too clearly. If the empire were looking to hire, it would definitely want something better than you.

  • May 7, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Oh please Friedrich! There are laptops and smart phones all over Cuba now but there is no way to connect them to internet. If the people can buy a phone why should the government not facilitate them to connect to the internet? Were is the famous cable from Venezuela? Also the US has on more than one occasion offered Cuba to connect itself to the cable running outside of Florida.

  • May 6, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Yeah right. But if they choose to remain socialist policies and not to sell out the country at banana prices, the CIA will happily arrange a coup like they always do.

    That’s the ‘freedom’ Amerikkka offers.

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