Helena Chavero Torres fixes her hair for her quinceañera photo shoot at Almendares Park in Havana. Like many going-on-fifteen-year-olds, she chose to wear trendy American clothes over a formal dress for her birthday shoot.
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Cuban youth are distinguishing themselves with new fashions, technology, and dance styles.
When U.S. President Barack Obama landed in Cuba, he greeted its people in a manner both earnest and unequivocally chill.
“¿Que bolá Cuba? [What’s up, Cuba?] Just touched down here, looking forward to meeting and hearing directly from the Cuban people,” he tweeted.
Obama’s visit is historic not just became it marks a renewal of diplomatic relations—which were severed in 1959 after Fidel Castro toppled Fulgencio Batista, who had seized power in a coup seven years earlier—but also because it marks the first time in 88 years that a sitting U.S. president has visited Cuba.
Although Congress has not yet lifted the trade embargo between the countries, Cuba is already awash with American fashions, media, and technology, says photographer Greg Kahn,