Last month Spain's foreign minister visited Cuba. He brought with him a letter from the Spanish King, Juan Carlos, to fidel castro. According to the Spanish newspaper El País, the letter said the following:
“I send you my most affectionate greetings, with best wishes that you may continue your process of recovery and my gratefulness for the gift that you sent me in Colombia by way of Eusebio Leal (the historian of the city of Havana)... I take advantage of this opportunity to express my sincere wishes of prosperity for the beloved people of Cuba”.Your Highness, with all due respect, let me spell something out for you. fidel's recovery and the prosperity of the Cuban people are mutually exclusive.