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There's a bar in downtown Havana, a backroom bar next to an outpost of the government-run Sylvain bakery chain where foreigners by 65-cent bottles of water.
-- The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba by Julia Cooke.
Journalist Julia Cooke spent five years "embedded" in Cuba after Fidel Castro gave up his position as President. Her intimate in in-depth observations are collected in her new book, in which she examines modern Cuba through the eyes of the country's young adults.