President Barack Obama will greet the spring in Cuba. The news, which for the past several weeks circulated speculatively through the various media because it was cited as a presidential wish, has been confirmed by both governments.
It will be, according to Josefina Vidal, chief of the Cuban Foreign Ministry’s U.S. desk, an official visit to be held March 21-22, hence the reference to spring. It has nothing to do with other “springs.”
The visit’s confirmation puts an end to conflicting opinions among analysts and journalists as to whether the trip would be convenient before the presidential election and precisely in the middle of the campaigns for the nominations of both parties, especially if it will condition in any way the eventual Democratic Party candidate. The decision made implies an in-depth evaluation.