Havana Wakes up ‘Olive-Green’ for a Military Parade Rehearsal
Havana Wakes up ‘Olive-Green’ for a Military Parade Rehearsal /14ymedio
14ymedio, Havana, 12 November 2016 — From the early hours of the morning
this Saturday frenetic activity it has taken possession of Rancho
Boyeros Avenue, near the Plaza of the Revolution in Havana. Hundreds of
buses, with thousands of soldiers, arrived for the rehearsal of the
military parade which, this coming 2 December, will mark the 60th
anniversary of the landing of the yacht Granma – the vessel that brought
Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries from Mexico.
The Provincial Traffic Safety Commission announced earlier the closure
of several of the capital’s major arteries, including the Paseo Avenue,
from Zapata to Ayestarán; Carlos M. de Cespedes, from Zapata to Calzada
del Cerro; and Avenida Salvador Allende, from Boyeros to Calzada de
Infanta. Measures that, since early in the morning, have complicated
traffic in the city.
However, comments heard on the surrounding streets corners focused more
on criticizing the economic cost of military deployment than on traffic
jams. “there are almost no medicines in the pharmacies, but are spending
a lot of money in this parade,” a newspaper vendor, who was trying to
cross a street closed to cars and filled with packed buses carrying
troops, told this newspaper.
Source: Havana Wakes up ‘Olive-Green’ for a Military Parade Rehearsal
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