710 – Havana: Cultural Treasure House of the Caribbean

Havana, Cuba’s capital city is home to a prodigious wealth of colonial and nineteenth century architectural masterpieces.  These are slowly and painstakingly emerging from neglect brought on by the U.S. economic blockade.  Havana’s harbor and the city’s Revolutionary Square provide ideal backdrops for understanding Cuba from the late 1950s to the present, why it so appealed to Ernest Hemingway, why its fabled fifties-era taxis are still running, how African roots influence the city’s culture, and why even now it is a mecca for international tourists.