Monday, February 15, 2010
Two weeks ago on January 28, Cuban blogger, writer, and photographer Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo (pictured above in the blue Mexican shirt) published an extensive interview with Yoani Sanchez at All Voices. (By the way Penultimos Dias features an interesting debate on the interview in the comments section from its readers).
As usual, "La flaca no tiene pelos en la lengua." In other words, she doesn't waste time beating around the bush. Instead, she gets right to the point on three important themes related to U.S.-Cuban relations:
1) "Power in Cuba does not talk to citizens ... decisions are made in a single office, in a closed family and military clan. ... [but I'm looking forward] to a new stage where our leaders do not 'direct' us, but rather they 'serve' us."
2) "I support an immediate opening to allow all Americans to travel to Cuba, the end of the 'blockade' ... and in particular the complete elimination of anything that limits contact between the citizens of both countries."
3) "Obama and the country he represents can play a very important role in this opening of Cuba to democracy, but they must do so without interference with respect to our sovereignty and our decisions."
Posted by El Yuma @ 1:16 PM