Paying It Forward
Havana is positioned on the north coast of the 42,500-square-mile island, great waves crashing into the Malecon promenade that faces the Straits of Florida. Although it has its own harbor, a new deep-water mega-port is being built in Mariel, 27 miles west of the city. A special economic zone will also be set up here, with the first international companies moving in at the start of 2016. It is forecast to create 70,000 jobs.