“Well, international diplomacy works that way,” you wanna think. “Keep your friends close, your enemies closer.”
The gentleman in white is 3rd highest ranking U.S. diplomat in Cuba, Puerto Rican born Joaquín Monserratte, who founded and serves as President of the Cuban Smoking Club. Second from his right is Fidel Castro’s son, Tony. Second to his left is Ernesto Milanes, the son of former Vice Chief of Castro’s DGI. Ernesto, “a plastic artist” specializing in Che renditions, recently secured a U.S. visa, but apparently as “cultural ambassador” rather than “political refugee.”
Ernesto Milanes and Joaquin Monserratte again.
Try as I might I just can’t picture U.S. diplomat Monserratte growling: “Milanes is a Pimp!” But what Castro regime apparatchik, Milanes ( and Castro son, Tony) might snicker in private about Monserratte probably shames anything Don Corleone said about Don Tattaglia. What Mikey thought of the groveling Nevada Senator Pat Geary seems more likely.
H/T to our friends at Nuevo Accion