Upon completion of this week's second round of European Union-Cuba talks, the EU's negotiator, Christian Leffler, stated that there had been "substantial progress" made in the talks.
But only trade and investment cooperation were discussed, of course.
Leffler admitted in the follow-up press conference that political and institutional issues were not discussed.
He then became defensive about the rationale for avoiding these key issues -- let alone basic human rights.
A win-win for Castro.
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