A $500m (£250m) agreement has been struck between the Free State of Bavaria and Cuba, under which the German companies are providing the island with an array of generators, antennas, motors, and medical technology. By comparison, the US had just $340m trade with Cuba last year, mostly in agriculture. The most delicious part of the deal for Bavarian traditionalists is the request for the luxury carmaker BMW to provide all of Cuba’s ambassadors with its Series 1, 3 and 5 models. Even Raúl Castro, who is standing in for his sick brother, is to get a Series 5 car.
Of course he is.