Led by Spain, the European Union is now debating whether to drop sanctions against Castro’s Cuban government.
The talks were going on while the EU was hosting President George Bush recently.
Spain is a cheer-leader for the repressive Cuban government and wants to drop all restrictions now that the cross-dressing Raul Castro, Fidel’s odd-ball younger brother, is holding the reins (along with Fidel.)
The Czech Republic, which has a lot of experience with oppressive dictatorships of the kind practiced in Cuba, has been demanding that human rights conditions be put on any lifting of sanctions.
Unlike the US, the EU does not restrict trade with the Castro brothers.