Plan for Cuban landmark’s rebirth sparks debate

People talk under a tree outside an old and abandoned ballet school in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Carlos Acosta, a 39-year-old celebrity ballet star from Cuba, pledges to raise millions of dollars to rescue the ruins of the architectural masterpiece that was abandoned in mid-construction five decades ago and turn it into an international center for culture and dance. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)In a country where money is perennially tight, it might seem a fantastic gift: A celebrity ballet star pledges to raise millions of dollars to rescue the ruins of an architectural masterpiece abandoned in mid-construction five decades ago in his native Cuba.