Havana weeks before Fidel died: Mafia history still looms

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Author Heather Conn (centre) with friend Merrily Corder and Orlando in Santa Lucia, Cuba

 

 

 

Few people realize how much the Mafia shaped the economy of Havana for more than 30 years. While visiting Cuba’s capital in October-November 2016, I relished the chance to learn more about the country’s illegal past.

My December 9, 2016 travel feature Havana Travel article 2016 (Coast Reporter) reveals some tidbits of Havana’s Mafia history, along with some shocking environmental realities.

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