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“Open for Business”: The Billion Dollar Plan to Revitalize Mariel

BY KELLY ROWLEY—In 1980, Mariel Harbor provided the departure point for 125,000 Cuban refugees fleeing Cuba for the United States.[1]  Thirty four years later, the seaside town, located 25 miles west of Havana, no longer serves as a symbol of refuge, but rather as a symbol of hope. Such newfound hope stems from an announcement […]