In Havana, a renovation in marble — and maybe in spirit, too

By Nick Miroff, January 30, 2015

HAVANA — Like any revolution, the one that upended this island 56 years ago tried to break with the past by burying symbols of the old political order. None stood larger than the resplendent Cuban capitol building, “El Capitolio,” that towers over the heart of Old Havana and was inspired by the U.S. Capitol in Washington. To Fidel Castro and his rebel followers, the Capitolio’s opulence and grandeur reeked of waste and wannabe Americanism.Read full article >>