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Spain and Cuba

Monologue or dialogue?

                Spanish Foreign Minister Abel Matutes always seems tongue-tied,
admitttedly very un-Spanish.  He is clearly weighing his words carefully.
Fidel Castro loves the sound of his tropical voice--very un-gallego. The
two conversed in private for eight hours. Reports did not give the time
breakdown. Perhaps we should allow Matutes 15 minutes. He simply said that
he had told Castro the conditions imposed by the EEC.
        The hard news was that King Juan Carlos will visit Cuba in the spring,
when  Spanish-Cuban friendship will blossom. Washington's possible
reaction:  The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la..."

Ronald Hilton - 11/12/98