Cuban "war heroes" : living in the countryside

Cuban "war heroes" : living in the countryside

Cuban "war heroes" : living in the countryside.

"Guajiros" – that is how country people are called in Cuba. Folklore says this name comes from the Spanish way of pronouncing “war hero”, since that is how American troops would call Cubans fighting for independence from the Kingdom of Spain during the 1895 war.

Nowadays, “guajiros” lead a peaceful, decent, albeit sometimes harsh life. Harvesting of tobacco, corn, beans, rice and pig and chicken breeding commonly sees them living most of their lives under the sun, which leaves marks on their faces and hands.

The country does not offer as many opportunities for entertainment as big cities do, but the “guijaro” is characterized for his dedication to animals, breeding and horse racing, cockfighting, and most of all, country people enjoy chatting over a good cup of coffee, far from the rush and adventure of the big city.

coffee collectors in vinales, trips of photography to cuba led by louis alarcon
recollectors of tobacco in Viñales, photography tour led by louis alarcon
opened pig in cuba, photo by louis alarcon photographer
sunset in cuba, photography by louis alarcon
travel of photography to cuba , countryside in vinales, province of pinar del rio
photography tour to landscapes of Viñales in cuba
horse and farmer in cuba
cuban tobacco picture by louis alarcon
ready to fight in cuba, photography by louis alarcon
cocks fighters in cuba, photography tours by louis alarcon
cock fighters
fine art photography in fight cocks in cuba by louis alarcon
fighting with cock in vinales cuba
portrait of farmers in Cuba, photography travel to countryside in cuba
childhood in vinales, photography tour in cuba by louis alarcon
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