Here Come the Yummies

A new generation of upwardly mobile Marxists still talks Das Kapital but dabbles in capitalism

He pedals to work on his purple Phoenix bicycle dressed in jeans and a T shirt, with an amiable bodyguard tailing behind on another bike. At the office, he changes to his dressed-up look: a suit with a black T shirt. He says he wouldn't be caught dead in a guayabera, the traditional tropical shirt favored by older Cubans.

With his studied style, Roberto Robaina Gonzalez looks more like a manager of a rock band than a Marxist model. Yet Robaina, at 37, exemplifies the new face of Cuba. Two months ago, Fidel Castro surprised Havana by picking the man he...

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