Cuban dissident Yoani Sanchez to speak in Miami

Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 8:44 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 8:44 a.m.

MIAMI — One of Cuba's most renowned dissidents is speaking in Miami.

Blogger and activist Yoani Sanchez will speak Monday at the Freedom Tower, where thousands of Cuban exiles were processed after fleeing the 1959 communist revolution.

Sanchez has gained thousands of followers worldwide for her candid descriptions of modern life in Cuba on her blog Generation Y. In 2009 she was named one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time magazine.

Sanchez is currently on a world tour after being allowed to leave the communist island for the first time in nearly a decade. She has traveled to Europe, Latin America and the United States.

She arrived in Miami on Thursday and has described this stop as the most emotional of her journey.

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