Cuba - Revolutionary Heroes, Government Bureaucracies

Many major government buildings are located on or near Plaza de la Revolucion (Revolution Square) in Havana, one of the world's largest city squares. These two buildings are most notable for their sculptural adornments:

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(click to enlarge) Ministry of Interior building with sculpture of Che Guevara. Most references to Revolution Square on the Web show only this building and sculpture, which were erected around 1959.

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(click to enlarge) Ministry of Communications building with sculpture of Camilo Cienfuegos. This matching sculpture of another revolutionary hero was erected in October 2008.

According to this article, 'The words "Vas bien, Fidel" (You're doing fine, Fidel) appear on the bottom right hand corner of the Camilo sculpture. Camilo, "the Hero of Yaguajay," made that comment to Fidel Castro at the January 8, 1959 rally where Fidel declared that the Columbia military barracks would be made into a school, and he asked Camilo, "Am I doing all right, Camilo?" '

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