Out of the woodwork
And much as expected, the Castro apologists are out in force.
The latest commentary comes from Stephen Wilkinson, who is described as “an academic and journalist specialising in Cuban culture, politics and economics”.
A regular visitor to the island since the mid 1980s, Mr Wilkinson has written an opinion feature for the left-leaning British daily The Guardian in which he calls on the government of Tony Blair to follow Madrid's example.
Referring to the Moratinos visit as a breakthrough, he says the time has come for Mr Blair’s administration to drop its existing lukewarm approach towards Cuba and proactively “engage” with those fun-loving Castro brothers.
“Instead of adding insult to the injury of its present policy, Britain really ought to be doing all it can to enhance its relations with Cuba, not the opposite,” he concludes.
After all, there is plenty of money to be made in Cuba by British firms ...
Of course, Mr Wilkinson is entitled to his opinion - and those regular trips to Havana.
But you may be surprised to hear that in his commentary he mentions the words “human rights” just once. And only in passing.