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Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez launches independent news site

The following is a CPJ blog post written by Ted Henken, a CPJ Guest Blogger:

Late last October, as I accompanied Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez in a cab ride from LaGuardia Airport to her hotel in Manhattan, we talked nonstop about what had changed in Cuba during 2013 and about her plans for 2014. Two things she told me then were particularly striking.

First, she apologized for having trouble hearing since she was still cleaning dried cement out of her ears and hair! It turned out that only hours earlier she was breaking down old walls and building new ones in the apartment adjacent to hers on the 14th floor of the apartment building she shares with her partner, the journalist Reinaldo Escobar. She smiled broadly and said, "We've had the idea of launching an independent newspaper for years, but now we finally have a space where we can make it happen!"

Read the full story on CPJ's site.

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