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Cuba blocks access to top Cuban blog

The Cuban authorities have blocked access from Cuba to the country’s most-read blogger, Yoani Sanchez, she said on Monday.

Sanchez, whose critical “Generacion Y” blog received 1.2 million hits in February, said Cubans can no longer visit her Web page and two other home-grown bloggers on the Web site on a server in Germany.

All they can see is a “error downloading” message.

Sanchez said she cannot directly access her Web site from Cuba to update postings anymore, but has found a way to beat her Communist censors through an indirect route.

“So the anonymous censors of our famished cyberspace have tried to shut me in a room, turn off the light and not let my friends in,” she wrote in her blog on Monday.

“Who is the last in line for a toaster?” was the title of a recent blog that satirized the lifting of a ban on sales of computers, DVD players and other appliances Cubans long for, though toasters will not be freely sold until 2010.

Source: Reuters


March 24, 2008 - Posted by | News, Uncategorized | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Lets do all that we can to shine the light of democracy and freedom in Cuba.

    Comment by criticaldemocracy | May 6, 2008 | Reply

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