So what do you do when brake fluid is not available? You brew your own! This Cuban concoction of alcohol, sugar and shampoo probably has a boiling point of room temperature, but depending on the shampoo used, it could make for the best smelling case of brake fade ever.
Things in Cuba have gotten better since the restriction on what Americans can send their relatives in Cuba. Often in care packages to Cuba will be clothes packed with a rebuild kit for a 1957 Chevy brake master cylinder.