Spanish firms have had lucrative deals with the Castro regime for years. They never had a problem turning a blind eye to the human rights abuses, misery and lack of freedom in the former crown jewel of their empire.
A Spanish opposition Party , Partido Popular, introduced a resolution that would work towards supporting the democratization of Cuba. The ruling Zapatero government was against the resolution because it would amount to interfering in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation.
The resolution was defeated 165 to 132 with 17 abstentions.
The ruling party in Spain is called the Worker’s Socialist Party (really) and it is lead by Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (a ñangara).
The Zapatero government’s position on Cuba was articulated the next day by Trinidad Jiménez the Secretary of State for Ibero-America. She said that the important thing in Cuba was to prevent “instability, clashes and insure the changes come about in the agreed manner” (agreed to by whom?)
She reiterated that Spanish firms had been doing business in Cuba for years and that if the new Cuban leader would open up the country to the outside , it would mean new business opportunities for these firms and others in the future.---PROFITS
That’s some socialist party there. Putting corporate profits before workers.
Maybe we’re all in the Bizarro world.