The whole capital of Latin America thing didn't work out. The whole FASHION CAPITAL thing didn't work out. What are these people gonna do now?
`Party in the city where the heat is on,all night on the beach till the break of dawn...`.
I think they should accept that it's the Drug Capital and go with it.
Blue sky, sunshine, white sand by the mile!
World's Hurricane Magnet?
OP -- but it has worked out, it has.
Miami will continue to do just fine as long as Cuba remains communist. After that ends, Miami will not be able to compete with Havana.
That is the only fly in the ointment. Havana will have offshore banking, casinos, more natural bueaty, better fishing, a historical district 500 years old, plus much more.
If you don't think that is one of the reasons Miami Cubans support the US trade embargo, you don't know Cubans. They know they won't get back what they lost (look at the reunification of Germany) and the competition would be too strong against what they currently have.
Not the only reason --- but certainly there in the background.