In this Oct. 20, 2018 photo, a woman walks by a pile of garbage in the Vedado neighborhood of Havana, Cuba. Havana residents do not use trash bags, which are difficult to find and even when available are hard to afford on a state salary of about $30 a month.(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
In this Oct. 21, 2018 photo, garbage containers are placed on a corner in the Centro Havana neighborhood in Havana, Cuba. One of the most basic functions of city government, trash collection, has become a serious problem in one of Latin America’s most spectacular cities, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of its founding next year. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
In this Oct. 22, 2018 photo, garbage containers are placed on a corner in the Centro Havana neighborhood in Havana, Cuba. As Havana prepares for next year’s 500th anniversary of its founding, the Cuban government is struggling to pick up the trash. Rotting piles of garbage are accumulating on corners throughout the city as garbage trucks go unrepaired and workers abandoned the low-paid, unappealing work of collecting garbage. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
HAVANA — Luxury hotels are rising fast along the Prado, the tree-lined colonial boulevard that is home to many of Havana’s best-known architectural masterworks.