Cuba Blocks Popular Blog


By Ben

Last week China decided to block YouTube because videos of protests in Tibet appear on the popular site. Now, Cuba has decided to block the country’s most-read blog, Generacion Y.

The blogs author, Yoani Sanchez, describes her site as “A blog inspired by people like me, with names that start or contain a “Y”. Born in the Cuba of the 70s and the 80s, marked by the “schools to the countryside”, the Russian cartoons, the illegal exits and the frustration. So, an invitation goes especially to Yanisleidi, Yoandri, Yusimí, Yuniesky and others that drag their Ys, to read me and write back”

The Wall Street Journal reports:
Ms. Sanchez, who was the subject of a page one profile in The Wall Street Journal, has become an influential voice on Cuba. Her Web site, which details the frustrations and ironies of daily life in Cuba, gets about one million hits a month. Most of those readers are outside the country. Ms. Sanchez’s ability to publish a critical Web site without getting shut down has made her a flashpoint for controversy.

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