Saturday, March 05, 2011

State Dept. Awards Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez

HAVANA TIMES -- "Award winning Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez has been chosen to receive yet another prize this week, this time from the US State Department. The “International Women of Courage” award will go to nine women worldwide and goes to Sanchez “for her work on behalf of freedom of expression in Cuba.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama will head up the awards ceremony set for Tuesday March 8, on International Women’s Day. Sanchez was invited to attend the ceremony but, as on other occasions when she has won international prizes, the Cuban government keeps her grounded, refusing to grant the required exit visa."

Visit her blog Generacion Y here, where there is a petition for Yoani to be allowed to leave Cuba for Spain, where she is scheduled to receive yet another international prize.   


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