A visit by the foreign minister of Spain to Cuba on a goodwill mission, has prompted the release of two prisoners from a Cuban jail, one Spanish man and one Cuban man.

In a strange “exchange” for the release of a Spanish businessman who was imprisoned in Cuba, a Cuban man was released from jail who was imprisoned after the Government cracked down on opponents back in 2003, partially causing a huge diplomatic rift between the two countries.

The Cuban man was Nelson Aguiar who was released, despite a 13 year Sentence, on Tuesday morning and returned to his home in Havana.

In “exchange”, the Cuban officials also released a Spanish businessman who was accused of bribing Cuban officials, although he will remain in Cuba until the end of his trial.

Get stories like this
in your inbox

Join the Discussion