Virtually anyone who visits Cuba in 2015 has this in mind: getting a glance of the country before it becomes the playground of the United States again, as it was before the Castro-led Revolución of 1959. I am no exception.
But to my great frustration, the United States did arrive before me. Bad luck.
Friday 14th August, just as the direct from Paris where I was impatiently sitting was about to land on La Havana airport, our pilot was informed that he had to delay our landing.
Apparently mister John Kerry, after raising the U.S. flag and chanting the U.S. anthem all day, was occupying the airport and was given full priority over 335-passenger Boeing 787 aircrafts like ours.
It wasn’t quite what I expected from the country that has spent the past 55 years saying fuck to ‘yankee imperialism‘!