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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Parque de la Fraternidad

Just south of the Capitolio is the Parque de la Fraternidad, a large greenspace. It is also a transportation hub for local buses.

In the parque is a tree bordered by a fence. It's a large Ceiba tree that was planted during the sixth Pan-American Conference, which took place in Havana. The tree was planted with soil from each of the participating countries.

Scattered throughout the park are busts of some of the country's revered leaders. This is Jose Rodriguez, the first dictator of Paraguay. Obviously, the birds don't have much reverence.

There is also a bust of Abraham Lincoln. He was revered for liberating slaves.

Near the Parque de la Fraternidad is the Fuente de La India. It's situated in the center of a traffic circle. It was erected in 1837 and features La Noble Habana, who greeted the Spanish colonists when they first arrived in 1509.

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