HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 12 – The most famous Cuban blogger, Yoani Sanchez, continues to be allowed to publish her Generation Y page with her acrid criticisms of the Cuban government. However, she is repeatedly denied an exit visa to receive awards in countries such as Spain and the United States.
The latest refusal came Monday according to Associated Press. Sanchez was to receive a Special Mention by the Maria Moors Cabot Prize of Columbia University in New York on Wednesday.
“Immigration just confirmed that I remain prohibited from leaving the country,” AP quoted Sanchez as posting on her blog.
Sanchez’ presentation of a depressing day-to-day life in Cuba, accenting the many accumulated problems facing the blockaded island, has garnered her several awards abroad while her blog is not accessible in Cuba, even to the small segment of the population that has Internet.
The Generation Y blog is available in eighteen languages. No other blog from Cuba has drawn anywhere near such international attention.