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Laura Duarte was born in 1994 at the height of the special period. She said during her motherâs third trimester with her, all she had to eat or drink was water with sugar. Both of her parents are doctors. They moved to South Africa when Laura was eight years old, as part of the government's program to send medical professionals abroad. Making the same income as doctors in a developed country, Laura's parents returned to Cuba wealthier than most in Havana.