Cuba’s capitalistic re-awakening threatens to erase the country’s existing urban formations that have remained relatively frozen since the late 1950’s.
In 2010, direct US investment is still prohibited. However, most American politicians are confident that the embargo’s demise is not a matter of ‘if’, but ‘when’. Unfortunately, when the floodgates do open, Havana’s urban fabric will likely be caught unprepared for the stresses that will be inflicted by the ruthless game of ‘capitalistic catch-up’.
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