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HAVANA – Prince Charles and his wife Camilla begin on Sunday the first official journey of the British royal family to Cuba, in a disturbing demonstration of the Trump government's strategy to economically isolate the communist island

Heir to the British throne is expected to land in Havana at around 5 pm and put a wreath on the monument to colonial independence hero Jose Marti, near massive portraits of socialist revolutionary icons, including guerrilla fighter Che Guevara. The next two days will include visits to historic sites, a solar park, an organic farm and a biomedical research center, as well as a meeting with entrepreneurs, a cultural gala dinner and a dinner with President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

It does not exclude visits with political dissidents or with another critic of the Cuban one-party system, a decision that triggered criticism from Cuban exiles.

Republican Senator Rick Scott of Florida last month asked Charles to cancel his trip because of Cuba's support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the "Decades of the Island." long history of persecution and imprisonment of his defectors and oppression of the population. "

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess from Cornwall, visit a chocolate house in Grenada, Saint George's, Grenada on March 23, 2019. They moved on to Cuba on Sunday. (Photo: Chris Jackson, Getty Images,)

The Senator of Florida, Marco Rubio, has long been committed to isolating Cuba and Venezuela, and the senators have found an open audience in the Trump administration, which has aggravated the financial sanctions against both countries in the hope of overthrowing their governments.

US President Donald Trump has found support for his Venezuelan policy in Europe and Latin America, but he has less support for Cuba, whose government has withstood a 60-year US embargo without power

Sir Alan Duncan, The British Secretary of State for Europe and America wrote to Scott last month: "We believe, as do many other countries, that the best way to promote human rights and promote a Cuba, the fundamental freedoms without restrictions pay attention, which is practical diplomacy, such as with this visit.


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