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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Look who's after Havana pint of Guinness in our city

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (in black cap) hits town
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (in black cap) hits town

Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel took a break from the formalities of his official visit yesterday by stopping off for a pint of Guinness in a Dublin city pub.

Mr Diaz-Canel, who succeeded Fidel Castro's brother Raul in April last year, made history by making the first official visit as a serving president of Cuba to Ireland.

During the first day of his three-day visit, he toured the city with his wife Lis Cuesta Peraza, was shown original prints of the 1916 Proclamation at Trinity College and posed for a photo with a bust of James Joyce in St Stephen's Green.

Reception

Then, like a true Dub, he found time to have a quick pint in O'Neills in Suffolk Street, with members of his entourage stationed outside.

During the trip he will attend a reception hosted by President Michael D Higgins at Aras an Uachtarain.

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