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The Teens of Havana

What it’s like to be coming of age in a rapidly changing Cuba.
BREAK-DANCERS IN FRONT OF CATEDRAL DEL PICADILLO, IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF JAIMANITAS.

AFTER DECADES of embargo and heated rhetoric (and a covert mission or two), the U.S. and Cuba decided last year to shake and make up. The U.S. Embassy (closed for the last 54 years) reopened in Havana. Then came Obama’s historic visit to the island, the first by a sitting U.S. president since

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