Rubio condemns Cuba on press freedom

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: May 22, 2014 12:16 PM

Sen. Marco Rubio on Thursday condemned the regime of Ral Castro for shutting down a new website launched by Yoani Sanchez, the country's most prominent and outspoken blogger.

"Yoani Sanchez has long been one of Cuba's most courageous pro-democracy and human rights voices, giving the world insights on life inside Cuba through her blog," the Florida Republican said in a statement emailed to POLITICO. "She is now an aspiring Cuban media entrepreneur who the Castro regime shut down yesterday by hacking into her news website, 14ymedio, on the day of its launch."