Saturday, November 29, 2008

Yoani Sanchez Wins Another Award!!!

Yoani Sanchez, the Cuban blogger, who for the past year, has connected us with what's happening inside Cuba, and is considered by FP En Espanol, one of the 10 most influential intellectuals of Iberoamerica, winner of the Ortega y Gasset 2008, and the jury award from Bitá 2008.

She is once again bestowed, with the award for best Weblog and Reportes Without Borders given by the jury for the Deutsche Welle International Weblog Awards "The Bobs".

The jury said, "Sanchez gives voice to an entire generation of Cubans and provides the world with a window into Cuba through her clear and poetic writing".

Additionally, she has been included among the 100 personalities selected this year by El País, a Spanish newspaper!

On her blog Generacion Y, Yoani writes,

"We still lack that which is the most coveted prize: the right to dialogue, dissent and to dye ourselves in the political colors of our choosing within our Island. We must not let this phenomenon be limited only to the blogosphere, we have to go in search of the jackpot: free opinion".

Yoani Sanchez has become the voice for the Cubans in the the Island. Lets hope that one day soon, her blog can be read inside Cuba. This award is a triumph, not only for our Yoani, but also for the Cuban dissidents and the exiles who desire freedom for Cuba.

This frail looking woman, who walks 14 flights of stairs to get to and from her apartment, in Havana, since the elevator broke, has been able to do what no one else before her has accomplished. Cuban Author, Jose Marti wrote, !A reported is much like soldier!. At this rate, she is going to topple the Cuban government with out firing a canon nor a rifle!

Congratulations Yoani!!

3 comments: said...

Good for her. I hope she really makes a difference.

~Zurama~ said...

I have feeling she is. Remember Jose Marti, was exiled for Cuba at age 15. He fought with his pen and his words and he inspired the fight for Cuban independence.

Muchacho Enfermo said...

Excellent tribute Zurama! I never would have discovered your blog had you not posted on Generation Y... but I'll check in often! Excellent reference to Marti in your comment as well!