When night shrouds this havana street, its building might be freshly painted, no electrical wires struggling, for power, no despair The island looks like a crocodile, That why it’s called ‘El Cocodrilo’ In a heart beat The rhythms do fade The colours do shock Life sandwiched in between Happiness, sorrow, happiness again colours collide the senses It’s the most populated country in the Caribbean With more than 11 million residents. Three blue bands represent the three military districts of colonial …. - central, occidental, and oriental. Two white bands stands for the purity of the patriotic cause. Red symbolize the blood shed in the struggle for independence. White star is called La Estrella Solitaria the lone star and it represents independence and freedom. Triangle stands for equality, strength and constancy equilateral triangles are Masonic symbols for equality. The flag was created by Narciso López A New York-based exile, using the suggestions of the poet Migual Teurbe Tolón.