Bill Nelson invites Cuban opposition blogger to speak before Senate
Bill Nelson wrote opposition blogger Yoani Sanchez today, inviting her to share her views with some of his Senate colleagues on ways to further promote freedom, democracy and human rights for the Cuban people.
“Your courage and dedication to the cause of human rights has earned you many followers and I’m sure you will be well received … ,” Nelson wrote in a letter to Sanchez. Nelson has been a long-time critic of the Castro regime.
Sanchez is expected to be in Washington, D.C. in mid-March, as part of an international tour she began this week that will stretch nearly three months. The blogger has also announced plans to visit Miami April 1, and speak at the iconic Freedom Tower owned by Miami-Dade College.
Nelson called the setting fitting. “It is where we welcomed Cuban refugees who fled the Castro regime in the 1960s,” Nelson wrote.
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