Thursday, November 4, 2010

Batista's Friend

This large house just around the corner from Roly was built in the late 50's by a friend of Fulgencio Batista. This character ran Batista's prisons and was particularly fond of torturing prisoners, many of them captured rebels. When Batista was forced out of the country this character disappeared into the woodwork and quietly built this house with his ill gotten gains.

Little did he know, but Castro had his eye on him all the time and as soon as the house was finished he was picked up and stood against a wall in the fort. The house was expropriated by Castro and turned into a primary school which it still is to this day. Viva La Revolution!

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