Con to the question "Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo against Cuba?"
"The five decade prolongation of the 'blockade' has allowed every setback we've suffered to be explained as stemming from it, justified by its effects. But its existence has not prevented the luxurious mansions of the nomenklatura from swimming in whiskey, their freezers packed with food while modern cars sit in the garages. To make matters worse, the economic fence has helped to fuel the idea of a place besieged, where dissent comes to be equated with an act of treason. The exterior blockade has strengthened the interior blockade...
[W]e... consider the end of the embargo as a definitive blow to the authoritarianism under which we live."
"End the Embargo, End Castro Regime's Excuse for All Its Failures," Huffington Post, Oct. 23, 2011
Left Cuba for Switzerland in 2002 but returned in 2004
On Nov. 18, 2009, President Barack Obama wrote the following in response to questions from Sánchez: "Your blog provides the world a unique window into the realities of daily life in Cuba... The government and people of the United States join all of you in looking forward to the day all Cubans can freely express themselves in public without fear and without reprisals."