Mr. Donovan is acting as general counsel for the Cuban Families Committee for the Liberation of Prisoners of War.
Speaking to reporters in a motel room at the Homestead, where he made long-distance phone calls, Mr. Donovan said, “I think the Russians won’t do a darn thing.”
Mr. Donovan had two “extensive talks” with Castro about 10 days ago.
The talks centered around a swap: the prisoners of war for about $62 million of drugs and medicines including baby food.
Mr. Donovan is articulate. He can speak rapidly with emotion. Or he can speak quietly like he did when he fielded the questions at SUCO last night.
He makes no bones about his many commitments and public appearances. The veteran attorney, now 46, even apologized for his hoarse voice at SUCO, saying, “I guess I’m talked out.”