Life in Cuba - Kevin Mohatt
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El Capitolio

While walking around the National Capitol building of Cuba, what struck me is its location and surroundings. The federal capitol is not surrounded by barricades and fencing. Nor is the capitol lined by government buildings on each adjacent block. Instead, directly across the street are homes; not wealthy homes but apartments where average Cubans live. Out of the windows of the capitol is a view of street vendors selling goods and clothes being hung from balcony banisters to dry. The center of the government is located right by the people that are governed by it.