Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo http://wesa.fm en Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo: An Activist and Artist Blogging from Havana http://wesa.fm/post/orlando-luis-pardo-lazo-activist-and-artist-blogging-havana <p>For the first time in nearly 50 years, Cubans no longer need a special permit to travel outside the country. With the new <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/11/169070431/after-50-years-cuba-drops-unpopular-travel-restriction">potential for travel freedom</a>, how does one's view of the world change? Because of the relaxed restrictions, Cuban writer and photographer, <a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/blogging-a-bridge-from-havana/"><strong>Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo</strong></a> is now visiting Pittsburgh and the United States for the first time. He joins us to talk about his work for City of Asylum's <a href="http://www.sampsoniaway.org/category/orlando-pardo/">Sampsonia Way Magazine</a>, publishing <a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=es&amp;u=http://vocescubanas.com/&amp;prev=/search%3Fq%3Dvoces%2Bcuba%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DNVe%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=ecdmUdriFark4APS8YH4BA&amp;ved=0CDUQ7gEwAA">Voces, </a>Cuba's first independent e-zine,&nbsp; and what it took to travel to the U.S.</p><p>http://youtu.be/XnFyeNJ76iE Thu, 11 Apr 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 7647 at http://wesa.fm Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo: An Activist and Artist Blogging from Havana