Cuba raises giant concrete flag in front of US embassy – International

Cuba raised a giant concrete flag in front of the United States embassy in Havana, while hopes of a change in Washington policy under Joe Biden’s government fade.

The new work built at the anti-imperialist Tribune, located in front of the United States embassy, ​​on the edge of the Malecn, a place of great symbolic importance in Cuba.

Neither Granma, the newspaper of the ruling Communist Party (PCC, nico), nor the official portal Cubadebate, which tends to announce with great fanfare this type of initiative, published a line of the new structure, 12 meters high.

On its Facebook page, the state company Construtora e Manuteno (Ecom), responsible for the work, gave the first clues. “In our anti-imperialist Tribune this monumental work is already being hoisted: our flag, which was never a mercenary and in which a star shines with more light the more lonely”, he says.

The giant flag raised on the same spot on the platform where Cuban authorities raised 138 Cuban flags in 2006, a monument against terrorism that was inaugurated by then President Fidel Castro in February 2006.

The new structure, still under construction, has generated strong criticisms on social networks.

Donald Trump’s government reversed the opening to Havana launched by his predecessor Barack Obama and imposed an escalation of sanctions against the island.

Cubans hoped that this tense relationship would change with Biden’s rise to power but hope is fading, as the island does not appear to be a priority issue for the United States and its unyielding government on the issue of human rights.

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