Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Quote of the Week

Yoani Sánchez in Miami. Photo: El Nuevo Herald
"There is no you and us… there is only 'us.' We need to rebuild our nation. We can’t do it alone. You have made your way in societies where you had to start from nothing. You have carried Cuba with you and you have cared for her. Help us to unify her, to tear down this wall that, unlike the one in Berlin, is not made of concrete or bricks, but of lies, silence, bad intentions.
In this Cuba so many of us dream of there will be no need to clarify what kind of Cuban we are. We will be just plain Cubans. Cubans, period. Cubans."
- Yoani Sánchez, Cuban blogger speaking to Cuban exiles in Miami.


Moses said...

Woo hoo! I watched her speech yesterday on the internet. What an inspiration. Those dinosaurs in the G2 dept. of MININT back in Havana must be sh*tting bricks with trying to figure out what to do next. She will return to Cuba significantly more well-known, well-financed and well-regarded and therefore, through her blog, more widely read and much more effective. Her message is so simple and honest that to resist it is nearly impossible. Bravo!

Unknown said...

YES Moses….. A well deserve trip and positive recognition for Yoani.... We are all Cubans no matter where we ended up!! She will serve as an inspiration to many Cubans to let the fear aside and speak up, many are already doing it, but the vast majority of Cubans whisper their discontent with the government behind doors.
I see a brighter future for CUBA.. Regards…