By Viviana Hurtado | 03/21/2013 - 10:00
Yoani Sánchez’s visit to the nation’s capital started off with a tweet. While reading my Twitter, I found out that the Cuban dissident blogger who writes Generación Y blog is touring the U.S., visiting New York City, Washington, DC, and Miami, as part of a three month world tour.
Excited to hear Sánchez speak and write about it for my Latina readers, I tweeted:
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/08/2011 - 13:30
In her first major trip since becoming head of the newly created UN Women, the United Nations’ agency for gender equality, Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet celebrated International Women’s Day today in Liberia, alongside the African country’s first female president. It was a joyous moment, with Bachelet taking part in local dances and visiting a market in the capital of Monrovia, but she also spoke to reporters about the serious and crucial issues that UN Women is tackling on behalf of half the world’s population.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/20/2009 - 17:05
Cuban Generación Y blogger Yoani Sanchez is putting her media spotlight to good use and recently posed a series of questions to both President Barack Obama and Raul Castro challenging the current state of US/Cuban relations.
President Obama agreed to answer her questions, which Sanchez posted yesterday. Sanchez also developed a questionnaire for Cuban president Raul Castro, but she does not know whether or not he will answer.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/12/2009 - 10:09
Cuba's most well known dissident blogger, Yoani Sánchez, says she was simply walking down the street in Havana with three other people when two men she describes as Cuban agents in civilian clothes forced her inside an unmarked black car and beat her, telling her to stop criticizing the government, The Wall Street Journal reports.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/10/2008 - 13:44
You may have never heard of it before, but Generation Y is the most prominent website in Cuba, which is saying a lot given that internet access in the socialist country is severely restricted. But all around bad ass Yoani Sanchez, the masterful writer behind Generacion Y, doesn’t let that phase her.