Email from a Havana Journal reader, posted with permission.
I saw your posting showing the memorial of the Maine in NYC and it reminded me of a beautiful statue I saw in Havana just this year.
As a Cuban-American I am delighted when I unexpectedly come across signs of Cuba in this country, for instance the statue of Marti in the Parque de Marti in Tampa, Florida.
Well I was even more delighted when driving up Avenida de los Presidentes in Havana and passing by a statue of Lincoln in front of a house in Havana. I had my uncle turn his 54 Dodge around and come up the block so I could get a better look of this statue. Well, it turns out its a foreign language school called the Abraham Lincoln Escuela de Idiomas with a most beautiful statue of Lincoln standing in front of a chair.
It made me feel proud as an American seeing Lincoln there in Cuba and as a Cuban proud that even under the current politcal system there that they have left this statue in it’s place.
I am attaching pictures of this statue for you to enjoy.