Even though little has come out from the talks in Havana between Cuba and the United States, on the other side of the Straits of Florida a movement is developing to land in the Cuban market as soon as possible.
Serene and contemplative, the 53-year-old diplomat speaks Spanish fluently, with an accent that shows that she didn’t learn it in Spain but in Latin America. When speaking publicly, she does not banter; in fact, she seldom laughs.
Eyebrows went up everywhere on Tuesday when a Russian intelligence ship docked in Havana on the eve of the diplomatic talks between Cuba and the United States.
Although expressing satisfaction with the new scenario, many Cubans prefer to save the outbursts of joy until the measures are put into practice. “I’ll believe it when I see it,” says an audio technician who went into private business some years ago.