Cuban blogger praises Brazil's freedoms
Updated On: Feb 19 2013 06:11:40 PM EST
Dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez says she's impressed by the freedom of expression she's witnessing during a visit to Brazil and sees the country as a model for her Communist-run homeland.
Sanchez is here on the first leg of a world tour after being allowed to leave the island for the first time in nearly a decade.
She was hounded after her Monday arrival by Cuban government supporters. The screening of a documentary she appears in was subsequently cancelled.
The blogger told reporters on Tuesday that she hopes that in 20 years she can be a journalist in a new Cuba where government censorship doesn't exist.
Sanchez's ability to leave her homeland was seen as a test of a new law that eliminated an exit permit required for five decades.
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