Is the scene in The Godfather Part II where Don Corleone visits Cuba real?

In the movie The Godfather, Part II (1974), mob leader Michael Corleone (played by Al Pacino) comes to Batista era Cuba to try to close a criminal deal.

The scene is based on historical truth.

Under Batista, Havana became a center for prostitution and drugs. Gambling casinos flourished, run by organized criminals from the United States.

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