House Swap—Makeshift
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Complex sequences of trades help Cubans live where they want

— House Swap

06. Trade Dispatches
Gloria sits at a table, mapping out a string of house swaps that she plans to carry out. the strategy, she hopes, will lead to a bigger and better house with better living conditions for her kids.

“These people here, since they are trying to get divorced—I can send the wife and the children to Maria Cristina’s house. and the husband—I’ll put him in the house of that woman who gets spied on,” she says, tracing the trades onto a hand-drawn diagram.“

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