Cuba’s dissident blogger defies regime with drones

Written by Staff Writer, CNN A Cuban dissident blogger has vowed to defy the government’s attempts to silence him by using cameras to record audio of his speeches instead. Ramon Espinosa Sosa has made…

Cuba's dissident blogger defies regime with drones

Written by Staff Writer, CNN

A Cuban dissident blogger has vowed to defy the government’s attempts to silence him by using cameras to record audio of his speeches instead.

Ramon Espinosa Sosa has made frequent trips to denounce state-sanctioned repression since joining the “Wasp Network” network of dissidents in 2010.

His defiant gesture of defiance against Communist rule comes as the United States and Cuba work toward removing a 50-year-old trade embargo.

“Now we’ve crossed a line of rights protection. So, we are writing a message to send by going ‘Vamos Cuba!’ by using drones,” Espinosa said in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday.

“It’s the only way to act,” he said.

Espinosa’s ability to gather information through a drone is especially important given the tight security in place in Cuba.

“Vamos Cuba!” Espinosa said in Spanish.

Vamos Cuba! Yes! Video Credit: Ramon Espinosa Sosa

The 49-year-old’s video came after an undercover surveillance team was unable to track him down in Havana.

The Wasp Network was founded in 2009 by blogger Yoani Sanchez and has since developed to include prominent political and humanitarian organizations.

Sanchez described Espinosa’s defiance as “just the beginning.”

“We can write everything we want and everything we need to, but with drones,” she said in a tweet.

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