The highway between the airport and the city is being replaced with a modern thoroughfare. The Pope will fly from Havana to Holguin, so he will have to travel on this highway into the city.
I cannot fathom that the highway will be finished in time for the Pope's visit a month from now. While they have made much progress, I strongly believe there's just too much more to do.
|Highway Between Airport and Downtown Holguin|
Various streets within the city are closed for renovations. A number of buildings are being painted and spruced up. My taxi driver said, "It's silly to make the outside look nice, when water is pouring through the roof and walls of these buildings."
The stage where the Pope will speak is already set up, outside, adjacent to the not-very-elegant Hotel Pernik, where I stay when in Holguin.
A number of articles have been posted on the visit.