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'Havana Nocturne' Looks at Gambling, Guns and Sex in Pre-Castro Cubanew

The pre-Castro days of the late 1940s and the 1950s were the era when the Mafia ran the most successful string of big-buck casinos, posh hotels and spectacular nightclubs ever seen in this hemisphere -- and paid Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista nearly $10 million (in today's money) per week to ensure that their good thing was "protected."
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  08-27-2008  |  Nonfiction

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