Christian Louboutin Designs For Cuban Olympians

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The French shoe designer has announced that he’s designing the formal outfits for Cuban athletes in Rio 2016 Olympics. The news is a bit unexpected for us. But for Louboutin, it’s been a long time coming, as it was born from a friendship. It began when Louboutin traveled to Cuba to meet his good friend Henri Tai. A former professional handball athlete, Tai had just started SportyHenri.com, an E-concept store for men that is dedicated to sports and style. That visit proved fruitful; it inspired Louboutin and Tai to team up to design the outfits that will be worn by Cuban Olympians during formal occasions and the closing ceremony. Continue reading »

Glorious Photos Of Cuban Ballet Dancers Taking To The Streets

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Over the last two years, Omar Robles has dedicated his work to photographing ballet dancers in creative urban settings. He’s shot portraits all over the world, but something about the possibilities of shooting the world of Cuban ballet dancers fascinated him. Continue reading »

16 Powerful Portraits Of Modern Cuban Migrants Taken Right After They Crossed The Border

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Cuban Daymara A., 20, poses for a photograph after she crossed the border from Colombia through the jungle into La Miel, in the province of Guna Yala, Panama December 2, 2015. According to local authorities in La Miel, some 100 to 150 Cubans have been entering Panama from Colombia every day for the last three months. Scores of Cubans have come to Panama as they seek overland passage towards the United States fearing a recent detente between Washington and Havana could end their preferential treatment. (Photo by Carlos Jasso/Reuters)
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A Day In The Life Of Cuban Flower Vendor

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In this Thursday, January 29, 2015 photo, the backseat of a rented 1957 Buick is packed to the brim with flowers, to be transported to Havana from San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba. Every Monday and Thursday morning, self-employed flower vendor Yaima Gonzalez Matos leaves her home to visit a dozen farmers who sell her sunflowers, roses, lilies and other blooms. She loads the flowers into the rented American classic and delivers to customers in the capital. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)
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The Forbidden Cuban Cigars You Need to Get Your Hands On

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Staff member Maria Regla, 60, shows a tobacco leaf at a hotel in Havana December 19, 2014. From bus drivers to bartenders and ballet dancers, many Cubans are already imagining a more prosperous future after the United States said it will put an end to 50 years of conflict with the communist-run island. (Photo by Enrique De La Osa/Reuters)
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Cuban Couple Keeps Rodents Called Hutias as Pets

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In this November 17, 2014 photo, Congui, a domesticated huitia, rides on the front door of an American classic car driven by its owner Rafael Lopez, in Bainoa, Cuba. Five years ago Lopez and his wife Ana Pedraza adopted Congui, their first pet huitia, a large rodent that lives in Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas and some of the smaller Caribbean islands. More than a half-dozen more of the furry animals have been born at their home after occasionally bringing in a male huitia in to mate with Congui. (Photo by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)
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