Personal Work: Democracy + Communism: NYT :: Cuba: Communism Relived: Cuba_Paskova_022

(L-R) Daniel Alemán, 20, a model, and his girlfriend, Kaisa Garcia, 21, a dancer, enjoy each other's company before a Buena Fe concert at Mella theater in Havana, Cuba, on April 16, 2015. Their moments of privacy are rare; like many people their age, they will likely continue to live with their parents for many years before being able to afford living in a place of their own. Garcia wants to remain a dancer but does not think she can, on what she anticipates to be extremely low pay. {quote}If you can forget  about the economy, the safety here is nice,{quote} she says. {quote}I just try to create a bubble in my mind away from anything that doesn't work in the country, and I am happy.{quote}

(L-R) Daniel Alemán, 20, a model, and his girlfriend, Kaisa Garcia, 21, a dancer, enjoy each other's company before a Buena Fe concert at Mella theater in Havana, Cuba, on April 16, 2015. Their moments of privacy are rare; like many people their age, they will likely continue to live with their parents for many years before being able to afford living in a place of their own. Garcia wants to remain a dancer but does not think she can, on what she anticipates to be extremely low pay. "If you can forget about the economy, the safety here is nice," she says. "I just try to create a bubble in my mind away from anything that doesn't work in the country, and I am happy."