Lula in Cuba to Discuss Business and Venezuela with the Castros

Lula da Silva and Raul Castro in Havana. Photo:

HAVANA TIMES – Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived Monday in Havana as an envoy of the government of Dilma Rousseff, to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro, said Café Fuerte.

According to a statement from the Instituto Lula, the former president and president of the organization “will discuss energy and agricultural production issues with Cuban authorities.”

On Tuesday, Castro and the South American leader visited the Container Terminal mega-port of Mariel, being built with Brazilian capital and opened late last month during the 2nd Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

According to a report on the site Brasil 24/7, there are indications that Lula will also use the visit to discuss the situation in Venezuela with Raul and Fidel Castro, and the effect on the island of a hypothetical fall of President Maduro and Chavismo.

Lula met last week in Montevideo with Uruguayan President José Mujica and former President Tabare Vázquez, a candidate for the presidential election in October.


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  • Brazilians are far more politically sophisticated than the Venezuelans and are by no means assumed to be as gullible to the Castro/Vulcan mind meld that afflicts Venezuelan leadership. This meaning was likely intended to initiate the terms of stewardship should Brazil have to take over nursemaid duties for Venezuela.

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