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Cuban Dissident Blogger to Speak at GSU

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The Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies invites you to attend a lecture by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, a Cuban free-lance writer, photographer, and dissident blogger. In 2009, he was involved in an incident and allegedly harassed by Cuban security agents, along with another renowned Cuban dissident blogger, Yoani Sánchez. In 2010, Lazo founded the independent opinion and literary e-zine Voces, Cuba’s first digital magazine. On September 1, 2012, Havana police arrested Lazo along with several others. News of his arrest spread quickly through social media, particularly Twitter, and a group formed outside of the jail to protest his arrest. He was released later that same night.

Cuban Blogosphere: Virtual Citizens
Wednesday, September 25, 2pm
Langdale Hall 804 

Admission to this event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Prof. Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste (

Learn more with these library resources:

Cuba: Short Term Detention and Harassment of Dissidents
Afro-Cubans Push Back
Ladies in White: The Peaceful March Against Repressio Cuba and Online