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Weekly Report - 05 May 2016 (WR-16-17)

CUBA: The Brits are back

Philip Hammond was in Havana on 28 April, the first British foreign secretary to visit Cuba since 1959. Hammond met both his Cuban peer Bruno Rodríguez and President Raúl Castro while in Havana, in addition to several other senior government officials and representatives of the British business community. A foreign office press statement ahead of the trip had also suggested that he would meet Cuban civil-society representatives, although local media made no mention of this.

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