Photos by Ramon Espinosa In the Cuban countryside, many children learn to ride a horse before they tackle a bicycle.
Photos by Ramon Espinosa At the end of a dirt road lined with fields of sugar cane, royal palms and tropical fruit trees, a cluster of wooden houses painted in brilliant yellow, blue and white draws thousands of Cuban and international tourists a year.
Photos by Ramon Espinosa Unseasonably heavy rains have damaged Cuba’s tobacco crop and raised questions about iconic cigar brands that some aficionados hope will not suffer from declining quality amid higher demand.
Photos by Ramón Espinosa Up a winding flight of stairs at a beachside Havana home, Camila Lopez Rivas lies on the tile floor, smiling mischievously into a video camera circling overhead.
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Photos by Ramon Espinosa Cuban cowboys celebrate the island’s long-standing rural traditions with countryside games and dances.
Photos by Ramon Espinosa Raisa Valdivia Hernandez is a passionate Catholic who regularly attends Mass. But she is also a “Santera,” a practitioner of the Yoruba faith that slaves brought to Cuba from their native Africa centuries ago.
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Photos by Ramon Espinosa This 500-year-old city smells of fresh paint and varnish.
Photos by Ramon Espinosa Already renowned for fine rum and fancy cigars, Cuba is carving out a new luxury niche that is attracting Latin American elites to the communist-run island: elite jumping horses.
Photos by Ramon Espinosa Yaima Gonzalez Matos lost her job in human resources at a state-owned enterprise three years ago. So she joined the ranks of Cuba’s small class of entrepreneurs and became a wholesaler in the island’s new private flower business to support herself and her son, now 11.
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Cuba, the largest Island in the Caribbean, is known for its classic cars, vibrant culture, crumbling Art Deco buildings, and sugar cane farmlands.
Photos by Ramon Espinosa In a light-filled workshop cluttered with tools and pieces of old string instruments, three men carve strips of imported wood and silently measure the angles of violin pegs and viola necks bent out of tune by years of use.
Photos by Ramon Espinosa In the long, sticky Cuban summer, keeping cool is serious business.