HAVANA >> A bizarre string of attacks on diplomats in Havana has sent U.S. relations with Cuba to their lowest point in decades, with the Trump administration virtually closing its embassy there and expelling Cuban officials from Washington.
The U.S. is talking ever tougher, with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly saying that Cuba “could stop the attacks on our diplomats.”
But in this city where the U.S. says at least 22 strange episodes have occurred over the last year, few people believe a word of it.
Walking through Havana’s Vedado neighborhood this week, 36-year-old lawyer Alexander Tamame says he doesn’t believe anything happened.
In his words: “It isn’t the first or the last excuse that they invent to discredit Cuba and its leaders.”