The Diplomat. Madrid
King Juan Carlos I also wrote Cuba’s president, Raúl Castro, to ask him for his country’s support to Spain’s candidacy to the UN Security Council, which will be voted next 16 October, according to information provided to The Diplomat by reliable sources. This letter and others sent by the King Juan Carlos to other monarchs of different points in the world were sent when he was still holding the Headship of the State.
Cuba committed its favourable vote to the candidacy a few weeks ago, as this daily revealed, adding to most of the Latin American countries, which had already done it. Among the great States of the region, only Brazil is left to express its intention to support Spain, due, among other reasons, to the different ideas it has about the future reform of the Security Council. Brazil wants an increase of the number of permanent members to be part of them, whereas Spain defends a more frequent presence of the number of those non-permanent members.