The restoration of Cuba’s Capitolio, together with the rest of la Habana Vieja is truly a valiant effort.
The entire area has been declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.
I’m curious to see, however, if the scope of the restoration includes repairing the damage to the famous bronze doors that greet visitors to this landmark.
The gigantic doors have famous scenes of Cuba’s independence history.
The leaders of the revolution, in their wisdom and in a not too conspicuous act, attempted to eliminate history by defiling Cuban patriots.
More importantly, however, is whether the Capitolio will truly be restored as the seat of a democratically-elected republic or whether it will simply remain as a museum, albeit magnificently and beautifully restored.
Fernando A. Garcia-Chacon, Coral Gables