Dissident Blogger Launches Cuba’s First Independent Online Newspaper

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By: Daniel Trotta | Reuters

Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez launched Cuba’s first independent online newspaper on Wednesday with reports questioning the quality of Cuba’s healthcare system but access to its maiden edition was soon redirected to another site mocking the journalist.

The new site 14ymedio.com seeks to draw attention away from the communist-ruled country’s state-controlled media and challenge the government’s heavy media restrictions. Cuba has been tolerating a greater criticism in recent years but not yet from such a professional-looking website produced on the island.

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