Cuba’s ‘grandchild generation’ demands change but condemns new president’s reforms

Most Cubans still whisper when they talk about politics, but Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara’s voice carries across the foyer of the Cuban Museum of Contemporary Art.

“It’s a sham. The Communist Party remains the centre of everything," he says in reference to Sunday’s referendum on reforms that are supposed to open a new post-Castro chapter in Cuba’s history.

As he talks two men approach pretending to take photos of the sculpture behind. Cuban spies are either very badly trained or their indiscretion is deliberate intimidation.

“You get used to it,” says Mr Otero Alcantara. “These two are my regular shadows.”


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