Cuban blogger’s paper set to launch Wednesday

May 21, 2014 11:37 AM

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HAVANA—â Dissident Yoani Sanchez, a blogger far better known around the world than among her fellow Cubans, says that sometime Wednesday she will activate the website of Cuba’s first major independent general-interest newspaper in five decades.

If the site goes live as planned, it will test both the government’s tolerance for dissent and Sanchez’s ability to parlay her international blogging success into a domestic audience on an island moving from electronic isolation toward broader Internet access.

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