Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez arrived this morning to Brazil, the first country to visit within her tour planned for 10 countries.
It is expected that Sanchez, 37, participate in the screening of a documentary about press freedom in Cuba, in which she appears.
Sanchez was forbidden to leave Cuba for a decade, but was benefited by the new immigration law, one of the most significant of President Raul Castro, to reform some elements of the economy, government and society.
This reform eased the paperwork to leave the island. To travel, Cubans must have their passport and the visa of the destination country, however there is an article that limits the exit of persons with current criminal proceedings or the ones considered as a threat for national security. In the case of Ecuador, the government requires that Cubans arriving in the country do so with an invitation letter.
Sánchez´s tour will cover countries like United States, Mexico, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Pending for possible visits are Chile and Argentina.