No roadmap with actual datelines emerged from the first Cuba-US steering committee meeting in Havana last week, but the ground rules for discussion were laid down ready for the next meeting in November. But we highlight tourism growth from France and the brilliant work of agroecologist Fernando Funes Monzote, sharing the environment heading with spotlight on Cuba’s endangered species. And the long dry continues.
Pope Francis arrives in Cuba next week and excitement is building; meanwhile diplomatic networking continues with Panama, Serbia, Vietnam, the EU and France in the frame but we also cover success establishing diplomatic relations with the Federated States of Micronesia.
Inside Cuba covers the 7th Cuban congress on sexual health, the 1895 constitution being registered at UNESCO, how the Habanarte Festival evokes the life and art of Ernest Hemingway, the getting together of all of CELAC’s ministers of culture, and the recognition of prima ballerina Alicia Alonso.