Friday, March 30, 2007

Diplomatic niceties

The Spanish press is all in a tizz over news that the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Miguel Angel Moratinos, has confirmed he will travel to Cuba next week for a two-day official visit.

It will be the first such visit by a senior Spanish minister in nearly 10 years, so it’s likely to attract plenty of media attention back in Madrid. And in Havana.

But the big question being asked is whether Moratinos will do the right thing and ensure he meets not just representatives of the Cuban government but also selected dissidents, such as Osvaldo Paya.

As the Spanish daily El Pais points out, any meeting with dissidents will hugely upset the Castro regime.

And as we know, the current Spanish administration would rather walk over broken glass than upset the Castro brothers.

So, we will watch with interest.


Blogger Fidel pro democracy said...

Maybe is a good idea to upset him, after all, the tamtum in Buenos Aires was what removed him from power, maybe one more little push over the edge??? who knows what could happen.

12:47 pm  
Anonymous asombra said...

Spain, despite being Cuba's "mother," was never a good parent. Ever. With the current Spanish government in place, she might as well be the stepmother from hell.

12:26 am  

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