A Cuba Where a Younger Generation Navigates through Stagnation and Change

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PRI’s Jaimee Haddad reports on Julia Cooke’s new book The Other Side of Paradise—Life in the New Cuba [see previous post, New Book: Julia Cooke’s “The Other Side of Paradise—Life in the New Cuba”]. The book focuses on younger generations in Cuba and how they navigate through a moment of transition. Here are excerpts of the review:

It’s rare for an American citizen to spend time in Cuba. But Julia Cooke did just that. She’s a journalist and writer, and her new book “The Other Side of Paradise,” chronicles her regular visits to Cuba.

With a diverse cast of young characters, Cooke shares insights into what life is like for a new generation of Cubans.  “Young people are really plugged into Twitter and Facebook,” Cooke explains. “They are a lot more interested in the networks and the communities that they create, probably because Cuba is such a community-based…

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