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Miami Herald: Blogger: Cubans thirsty yet wary

In one of her rounds through the streets of Havana, Yoani Sánchez once again confirms that “we Cubans are thirsty for change.” The hustle and bustle of small kiosks selling fruit shakes and other snacks on the most centric avenues of the city show that its inhabitants have set their hearts into achieving a certain degree of prosperity amid cracked pillars and balconies on the brink of collapse.

“This rebirth is tremendously fragile because it depends, first of all, on the little knowledge we Cubans have of managing an enterprise,” said the founder of the Generation Y blog in a phone interview with El Nuevo Herald. Sanchez’s new book WordPress: A Blog to Speak to the World (Anaya Editorial) is arriving in Miami bookstores.

“Behind the economic reforms, there is government urgency because it has its coffers empty and has been forced, to its chagrin, to grant economic power to the citizens,” said the 35-year-old philologist from her New Vedado apartment in Havana, adding that the population viewswith skepticism the changes which, “though heading in the right direction of an opening, are slow and superficial.”……..Read More

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