Castro, Pena Nieto seal warmer Cuba-Mexico ties

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) and Cuban President Raul Castro shake hands during a joint press conference at the government palace in Merida, Yucatan State, Mexico, on November 6, 2015Mérida (Mexico) (AFP) – Cuban leader Raul Castro received a warm welcome in Mexico as President Enrique Pena Nieto sought to end a diplomatic chill and boost business opportunities on the island. With the colonial Caribbean city of Merida serving as the backdrop, Castro was given red carpet treatment at the Yucatan state government palace for his first official visit to Mexico since taking power in 2006. “Long live the indestructible brotherhood between the people of Cuba and Mexico,” Castro said as he delivered a speech alongside Pena Nieto following a private meeting.

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