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Cuban blogger prepares to launch country’s first independent news outlet in 50 years

Blogger Yoani Sanchez announced Thursday that her planned digital newspaper “14ymedio” will see the light May 21 to become the first independent Cuban news outlet in half a century. Sanchez, 38, whose prize-winning blog Generacion Y is known for its critical take on her communist-ruled homeland, said she was braced…

Cuban ‘Wikipedia’ includes entry for dissident blogger

HAVANA — Cuba’s EcuRed digital encyclopedia, inspired by Wikipedia and operated by the island’s Communist Youth, has added an entry for award-winning dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez. The unusual turn of events in the Communist country, where information is tightly controlled and dissent is barely tolerated, comes with a price: Sanchez,…

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