Peru’s Humala arrives in Cuba


Humala meeting with Mexico’s Felipe Calderon, before traveling to Cuba. (Photo:Andina)

President-elect Ollanta Humala arrived in Cuba this morning for a meeting with President Raul Castro.

The visit is the last stop in Humala’s tour of Latin American countries, before taking office on July 28th.

Humala was welcomed at Jose Marti International Airport, in Havana, by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Roger Serra.

"We’ve come to visit a sister nation, the people of Cuba and establish an open dialogue with its president ," Humala said on arrival.

Humala will spend 15 hours in Cuba, meeting with Raul Castro – brother of former president Fidel Castro – as well as other participating in other unspecified activites, according to news agency Andina.

On his tour of Latin American countries, Humala has met with government officials in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador, Colombia, United States and Venezuela.