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The American presence in Cuba, Havana

The American presence in Cuba, Havana

The most visible American impact in Cuba today is the fleet of American cars of the 1940s and 1950s that still cruise the streets of Havana and other cities. More boring recent imports from Europe and Asia can be found, but the stars of the street are the old American roadsters. The fact that they are still running is a tribute to Cuban ingenuity. Most of the power plants and other inner parts are transplants, but the cars do still run.