Food, food everywhere
And much as we expected, Mr Ziegler appears to have said and done all the right things during his 10-day "investigative" visit to the Castro brothers' island paradise.
According to this Reuters report, he told reporters that the Castro regime “has the best record among developing countries in ensuring no one goes hungry”.
"We cannot say that the right to food is totally respected in Cuba,” he said, sounding surprisingly critical for a moment before quickly adding: “But we have not seen a single malnourished person.”
Anyway, the UN rapporteur also visited two prisons near Havana as part of his brief to report back to the UN on how the inmates are treated and fed in Castro’s extensive and highly-secretive jail system.
We can hardly wait for his report.
Mind you, as Reuters confirms in its dispatch, Havana does not allow the International Red Cross to visit its prisons, where human rights groups say some 250 political prisoners live in "subhuman" conditions that include rotten food and undrinkable water.