The Socialist Zapatero Government has decided that Cubans do not need to be involved in its own future. Rather than urging the Cuban government to dialogue with its citizens and begin to empower them democratically, they have taken the route of being the spokespersons for the Cuban people by having "human rights" talks directly with the Cuban government and cutting the Cuban paople out of the progress altogether.
"I'm sure that after some time goes by, [Miss Rice] will probably be more convinced that the Spanish approach can have its results," he said.
Like Rice said "Don't Hold your breath".
Spanish foreign policy is being driven by socialist idealogues who are more interested in challaging the US by proping up the tropical socialist tyrant than in democracy for Cuba.