Their Spanish friends
In Madrid, Perez Roque met with his Spanish counterpart, Angel Moratinos, who later told the media that relations between the two countries remained muy buenas - very good.
Makes you wonder whether the two men discussed the issue of Cuba’s foreign debt to Spain.
According to a confidential report obtained by the Spanish daily El Mundo, the Castro regime currently owes Spanish companies a grand total of 1,708 million Euros.
And Havana is in no hurry to pay up – the report says payments are late or simply not made.
The Spanish companies providing the goods and services don’t mind too much because it seems the debt is eventually carried by the Spanish administration through export insurance arrangements.
In other words, the debt ends up being carried by the poor Spanish taxpayers.
As the article states, this generosity on the part of Madrid has not stopped Fidel Castro and his thugs from freely and regularly attacking Spanish ministers whenever they are deemed to have stepped out of line.
When the Spanish prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, had the temerity early in his term to call for "democratic change" on the island, the Castro regime went berserk, attacking the Socialist leader as an American lackey, etc, etc.
It worked, says the paper: Zapatero has refrained from making such statements since. And Havana still refuses to pay its debt.