Tags: cuban | blogger | sanchez | us

Cuban Dissident Blogger Visits White House

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 06:15 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

One of Cuba's best-known dissidents has visited the White House after trying for nearly a decade to obtain government permission to travel outside the communist island.

The White House says blogger Yoani Sanchez met Wednesday with officials to discuss free speech issues in Cuba.

Sanchez is on an 80-day tour of about a dozen nations, including Brazil, Italy, and Switzerland. Her authorization to leave Cuba was seen as a test of a new law announced in October that eliminated the exit permit required of islanders for five decades.

The State Department honored Sanchez in 2011 with the International Women of Courage Award.

White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden says the U.S. wants Cubans to be able to express themselves without fear.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Dana Milbank: Obama Is the New Bush

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 19:33 PM

President Barack Obama's presidency is turning into that of George W. Bush's, writes a Washington Post columnist.
D . . .

Obama Heckled Over Immigration Policies in Chicago Appearance

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 19:12 PM

President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, a . . .

ISIS Is Using Ferguson Riots as Propaganda Material

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 18:40 PM

Twitter supporters of the Islamic State group (ISIS) are using protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, as anti-United . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved