Spain’s King Felipe and the prime minister will drop by “as soon as possible” before Raúl retires next year:
During their conversation, Rodríguez and King Felipe discussed the worsening situation in Venezuelawhere protesters have taken to the streets after the opposition-controlled national congress was briefly stripped off its powers. Speaking at a press conference afterward, Rodríguez said Cuba would continue supporting the government of President Nicolás Maduro to find the best “solutions and decisions.” He also referred to the 2002 coup that briefly toppled Maduro’s predecessor, Hugo Chávez.
Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said after meeting with Rodríguez that the invitation “symbolizes the will of Cuba to increase links with Spain.”
As Carlos Eire points out,
Spanish hoteliers have invested heavily in Castrogonia’s apartheid tourist monopoly, and Comrade [Cuban foreign minister] Bruno [Rodríguez] would love for these neocolonialist Spanish businessmen to invest even more.
Good luck with that. Here’s a headline from two years ago: Cuba to compensate Spanish firms that stayed loyal in “difficult years”
Havana makes pledge to Spain’s top trade official as he leads investors’ delegation.
That check is still in the mail.