Cuba to renovate site known for hosting rally against US

The Cuban government says it is renovating the Anti-Imperialist Tribune, a massive stage that was known for being an iconic site of its ideological battle with the United States.

HAVANA -- The Cuban government says it is renovating one of the iconic sites of its ideological battle with the United States.

Orestes Llanes Mestres is vice president of the Havana Province Administrative Council. He told state website Cubadebate that two elevated structures would be built on the stage, where speakers addressed massive crowds in 2000 demanding the U.S. return Cuban child Elian Gonzalez after he was rescued at sea.

He said the structures would contain dressing rooms and that others would be rebuilt to withstand weather conditions. He offered no other specifics.