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Name of Havana streets

Published: 2017.12.06 - 19:13:09   /  web@renciclopedia.icrt.cu  /  Juan Blas Rodríguez  /  translated by  Luis E. Amador Dominguez  /luis.amador@renciclopedia.icrt.cu
  

Name of Havana streetsConsidering that many Havana streets were and still have names of nefarious characters in the history of Cuba; names that did not reflect anything of interest and, in some cases, absurd, ridiculous by inconsequential facts, was taken into account in 1928, and subsequently, it was agreed by the City Council of Havana, as well as by the Office of the Historian, to replace them by those of personalities or facts that would have contributed, in the political, scientific, cultural, exalting values that would serve as examples for the future generations of the country, and at the same time that allowed us to honor the memories of those, who with their cations, ideas and sacrifices, deserved a simple homage of the nation.

However, the reality and practice showed that it is extremely difficult, almost impossible, to substitute by decree the names that tradition, custom, years, which are fixed in the minds and reflexes of citizens. Here are several illustrative examples:

 

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