HAVANA TIMES, March 24 – Carlos Saladrigas, a Cuban-American businessman and politician, will lecture in Havana this coming Friday March 30 at the Centro Cultural Padre Felix Varela, attached to the local Roman Catholic archdiocese, according to an announcement released by the Espacio Laical magazine staff.
The talk will focus on “Attitudes and policies we have to take on to achieve the inclusion of the Cuban diaspora in the social activity of the island.”
Saladrigas, considered one of the most solvent of the Cuban exiles, favors dialogue between expatriates and the Cuban government.
The businessman steadfastly opposed participation of Cubans residing in the U.S. in the celebrations celebrated in Cuba by Pope John Paul II back in 1998, noted Roman Catholic sources,
Later, he completely changed his attitude, and will now arrive in Havana coinciding with the visit of Pope Benedict XVI (March 26-28)
Saladrigas’ lecture will be open to the public and begin at 3:30 pm.