Saturday, June 16, 2007

Nicaragua's Ortega become 3rd president to visit Cuba in 10 days

International Herald tribune

Published: June 16, 2007

The Associated Press

HAVANA: Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega was in Havana on Saturday to meet with Cuban officials, the third leftist head of state and friend of Fidel Castro to visit the island in a bit more than a week.

State media said Ortega arrived Friday night, part of a tour that has taken him to Venezuela, Algeria, Libya and Iran. He was met at the airport by Cabinet Secretary Carlos Lage and planned to meet officials to discuss the strong ties between Cuba and Nicaragua and issues affecting the region, according to official reports.

There was no word on whether Ortega would meet with the 80-year-old Castro, but a private chat between the two seemed likely.

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