|Saturday, 23 February 2013 13:09|
PT Law's Senior Public Policy Advisor based Coral Gables, Florida, Dr. Andy Gomez, published an op-ed in The Miami Herald earlier this week about one of Cuba's leading dissident blogger, Ms. Yoani Sanchez.
"For years I have followed Yoani Sánchez's blog and comments on Twitter. Her writings portray a very accurate picture of the daily life of Cubans on the island. Her stance for freedom of expression has caused her many problems with Cuba's totalitarian government. Yet she has continued to express her views, openly defying the Castro brothers' regime," Dr. Gomez said.
Ms. Sanchez was allowed by the Cuban government to travel outside of Cuba and is scheduled to visit various cities around the world including a stop in April in Miami, Florida. She made some comments in Brazil about five Cuban spies currently serving out prison sentences in the U.S. that resulted in a series of negative media stories.
The Cuban Five were convicted for spying on Cuban-American groups in the United States and the U.S. Government, as well as for their role in shootdown by Cuba's Air Force of civilian, unarmed planes that resulted in the death of three U.S. citizens and one U.S. resident.
Dr. Gomez writes that "Yoani posted on ElNuevoHerald.com that her comments were not properly interpreted. On Twitter, she posted: "I was using irony to express my views that if they're freed right now, the government would save millions of dollars?.?.?.?If the words I used were not the right ones, I apologize."
You can read Dr. Gomez's op-ed at the Miami Herald website.