President Obama Answers Yoani

Thursday, November 19, 2009
Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez sent -- through her popular Generation Y blog -- seven questions to U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban dictator Raul Castro.

While the Cuban dictator maintains his usual tyrannical silence, democratically elected President Obama has graciously responded.

Please read the entire exchange in Yoani's blog (English version).

Here's an excerpt from President Obama's response:

"Your blog provides the world a unique window into the realities of daily life in Cuba. It is telling that the Internet has provided you and other courageous Cuban bloggers with an outlet to express yourself so freely, and I applaud your collective efforts to empower fellow Cubans to express themselves through the use of technology. The government and people of the United States join all of you in looking forward to the day all Cubans can freely express themselves in public without fear and without reprisals."