Cuba Research Project_GROWTH

Cuba's urban center, Havana, has experienced limited growth in the past thirty years. One notable growth resulted from Havana hosting the 1991 Pan American Games, whose stadiums and grounds can be seen to bloom just east of Havana Harbor: press play

On the other hand, the state has invested heavily (with the help of foreign partners) in the Port of Mariel. Havana's commerical activity is transitioning to this new, deeper port; Havana's historic harbor will still serve cruise ships.

Before its recent expansion, the Port of Mariel was most recognized for the Mariel Boatlift, a six-month period in 1980 during which some 125,000 Cubans immigrated to the USA. press play

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