No sooner have we left sight of the Havana airport, when
we spot our first political billboard quoting from Fidel Castro referring
to the January 1959 Cuban Revolution.
"Fellow workers and peasants, this is the
socialist and democratic revolution of the working people, with the working
people, and for the working people. And for this revolution of the working
people, by the working people, and for the working people we are prepared to
give our lives."
Next we encounter the building as political
billboard in the Plaza de la Revolucion. The facade of the
Ministerio del Interior bears a mural of the Che Guevara with the
inscription "Toward victory always."
Situated beside the Interior building is the Ministerio de Informatica Y
Communicaciones with the face of another revolutionary hero Camilo Cienfuegos
with "Long live Fidel".
Also found in the Plaza de la Revolucion is the Monumento a Jose Marti.
The base of the tower is 5-pointed stars and has an observation platform on the
top floor. Jose Marti is known as the "spiritual father of
the revolution" and revered in Cuban history. His short lived life
dedicated to revolution against the Spanish was ended in his martyrdom in 1895.
The Plaza, under the watchful presence of Marti, served as a focal point
for Fidel's major speeches on the revolution.