Sánchez said she's becoming so well-known in Havana that she can hardly walk the streets anymore without someone recognizing her.
Yoani Sánchez says she started her blog, Generación Y, as an "exercise in cowardice." But Cuban authorities have learned she's not so timid.
I bought sunglasses because I have serious problems with my privacy in the street. Many people approach me. People of all ages, young and old. Government supporters and non-supporters. All kinds of people.
People tell me things like, ‘Keep it up.’ ‘Hang in there until the end.’ ‘I read you.’ ‘I read you, but I don’t entirely agree with you. The diversity of opinion is marvelous.
My interview with Yoani appears in the June edition of CubaNews. The full article is below, or here in a PDF. Thanks to Yoani for chatting with me at the Habana Libre Hotel in Havana, and also thanks to Ernesto Hernández Busto of Penúltimos Dias and others who gave me their perspective on blogging in Cuba. It's a fascinating topic and it's going to be with us for a while. I didn't have space for everyone's comments, but will use as many of the comments as possible in future stories and posts.