Ingrid Silva (PE)
April 20 —
When Fidel Castro and Che Guevara removed Batista from government in 1958, a communist state was born. Its home was La Habana. Cuba's western influence dates all the way back to the 15th century, where La Habana was the port city between the old world and the new world, and its architecture has a highly noticeable Spanish and Moorish influence. That, in combination with the still-running remainder of the 125,000 Detroit-made 50's automobiles that were brought into the country by wealthy Americans before the fast shift in government leads to an overall feeling, essentially, of traveling back in time... a living time capsule.