Keep Walking Through Havana
Yesterday, after praying to La Milagrosa, we´ve visited with Martha and her friends Isabel and Julio, the Plaza de la Revolución. That plaza was called before Fidel Castro: Plaza de la República.
It is a huge plaza, it is the symbol of Cuban Revolution.
The buildings surrounding it belonged to Fulgencio Batista era. Batista was a militar and Cuban politician, democratically elected Cuban President (1940) and then overthrown. He recuperated the power with a coup d´état ,and Cuba became a dictatorship of oligaligars and USA interests, that collapsed (January 1959) days before Fidel Castro entered Havana.
From the podium of this plaza,Fidel Castro made his four or more hours speeches to the 1.500.000 Cuban people standing and listening at that plaza.
Fidel´s speeches technique was the same used in the antiquity by some Greek philosophers. Consisting in repeating three times the same idea in a different ways.
This technique was used by Fidel´s speeches allowing people of different ways of thinking to understand the idea he wanted to teach them.
Castro´office was behind the Cuban Communist Party Central commity.
The well known Ernesto Che Guevara mural is on the Justice Ministry building huge wall, with his battle cry : "Hasta la victoria Siempre" ( Always to the Victory). During the night this mural is lit.
Strolling along El Parque de los Enamorados (Lovers´ Park), close to El Malecón, we´ve appreciated The Monument of the 7 shot Cuban medical students.
This monument is made of a piece of wall, framed with marble, just where this students were shot by the spanish in 1871.
They were accused to have profaned a Spanish journalist tomb.
History, has demonstrated that the 7 Cuban medical students were innocent !!!