But He's Not Calling Me Back … What Does it Mean?


If Europeans are from Venus, maybe Fidel Castro is from the varsity football team.

EU policy-makers will meet on Tuesday in Brussels to discuss whether to stop inviting dissidents to National Day receptions in Havana, a practice that so incensed the Cuban government it shut its doors to European diplomats.

Spain and Britain believe the diplomatic freeze, in which ambassadors are shunned and telephone calls are not returned, has led to a dead-end that runs counter to EU interests in Cuba.

Central European governments, who actually show some backbone at their Havana embassies, are opposing the initiative.