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ICYMI: In Twitter Exchange With Rubio, Cuban Blogger Yoani Sánchez Stands With Venezuelan People

Apr 2, 2014 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. –Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez, the author of Generación Y blog, today expressed her solidarity with the Venezuelan people in response to a Twitter question from U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). Sánchez was hosting a question and answer session from Twitter’s Washington office.

Rubio used the hashtag #AskYoani to ask Sánchez what her message is for the Venezuelan protesters suffering under a political and economic system that Venezuela’s government is copying from Cuba. In her response, Sánchez expressed her support for the peaceful protests in Venezuela and said Cubans recognize their struggle.

Read Rubio’s question and Sánchez’s response below.

@marcorubio: Cubans suffer under system #Venezuela is copying.What message do you have, @yoanisanchez, for Venezuelans in this crucial time? #AskYoani

@yoanisanchez:@marcorubio #Cuba #AskYoani Mi apoyo a la lucha pacifica en #Venezuela y “no dejen que les levanten la jaula… ya nosotros la conocemos”