HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba has erected a giant concrete flag in front of the US embassy in the capital Havana as hopes of an improvement in bilateral relations under the Joe Biden administration fade on the island nation.
The 12-metre (40-foot) high flag is on a square that has been the site of many pro-government rallies, including some targeting the United States.
Neither the official newspaper of the ruling Communist Party, Granma, nor the official state news website Cubadebate, which usually makes such announcements to great fanfare, mentioned the flag.
State construction and maintenance company ECOM was the first official body to mention the flag on its Facebook page.
“This monumental construction is now up on our anti-imperialist stage: our flag, which has never been mercenary and on which shines a star that is brighter for being alone,” the company wrote.