On the streets of Havana the examples of cultural suppression dominate the landscape, however the most arrogant of these conceits is a whitehouse modelled rotunda that rises metres above the original and is gold plated.
One could take this personal, but the statue of Christ overlooking the harbour that aims to one-up the statue in Rio has no outstretched arms, no blessing and no eyes to see what goes on. Maybe years of pain have rendered statues helpless. Maybe the years of revoloution have rendered the people hopeless. Somewhere someone will hear the cock crow.