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Cuba, Venezuela slammed on press freedoms

Cuban opposition blogger Yoani Sanchez attends a forum on September 17, 2013, in PragueVenezuelan journalists and a dissident Cuban blogger denounced press censorship and other forms of media control by their countries' leftist governments, at a conference here Sunday. Speaking on the second day of a meeting of the Inter-American Press Association, award-winning Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez said Cuban President Raul Castro in the past year has stepped up government crackdowns on free speech.