But, for all the hardships of life, Cuba's young have not decided a purely capitalist solution is the only way, insists Rafael Hernandez.
"Only a very small minority of young people are embracing capitalist values, as opposed to social justice, independence, sovereignty, national development.
"I don't think most youngsters have renounced having a better society. This is about having a better society."
Where have we heard this before?
Are we having a philosophical discussion here, or am I being reprimanded?