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Hurricane Irma shakes Havana's crumbling buildings

City's historic centre was already in poor condition before the violent storm hit

A man working on the terrace of a building whose facade collapsed during the passage of Hurricane Irma in downtown Havana.

An unsafe building at the city's Malecon walkway seen after the storm.


ROYDIS Valdés' dilapidated home on Animas Street in the densely packed centre of Old Havana had been declared uninhabitable by Cuba's Communist authorities years ago, his neighbours said. After Hurricane Irma shook the Cuban capital - a crumbling architectural jewel of the...