Canada First Minister Justin Trudeau places a wreath at the Jose Marti monument at Revolution Square
TODAY CUBA NEWS – HAVANA: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Cuba Tuesday (Nov 16) to boost ties as a breakthrough in the communist island’s US relations hung in the balance following Donald Trump’s presidential election win.
After arriving at Havana airport, Trudeau headed straight to the city’s iconic Revolution Square and laid a wreath, an AFP photographer saw.
The two-day visit is the first stop on a tour that will also take Trudeau to Argentina and to Peru for the APEC Asia-Pacific trade summit.
It comes 40 years after Trudeau’s father Pierre Elliott Trudeau committed to a lifelong friendship with Cuba’s former revolutionary president Fidel Castro during a similar visit.