This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: nt community, has again brought to the forefront the reality of the situation facing the Cuban people in the Castro brothers’ prison state. Last week, Sanchez spoke at both Columbia University and New York University, where she recalled how different things were a decade ago during what Cubans refer to as the “Black Spring,” when independent journalists were given a summary trial and large jail sentences. It was the arrest of these opponents of the regime that led to the Ladies in White, the wives and mothers of prisoners who regularly marched in silence in front of government buildings each week. Ten years Sanchez pointed out, ago, there was no access to the internet for anyone in Cuba, it barely existed , and there were no flash drives to record information and no social networking sites to spread the word about the state’s repression . Now, bloggers like Sanchez — who gains access to tourist hotels, posing as a Westerner so she can use their internet facilities — have managed to get past the regime’s ban on use of the internet and to freely reveal to the world the reality of life in Cuba. “Many independent journalists and peacef...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Summer '12