Cuba’s Horse Business

In this Jan. 30, 2015 photo, posters of horses auctioned off in previous years hang at the National Equestrian Club in Lenin Park on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba....

In this Jan. 30, 2015 photo, posters of horses auctioned off in previous years hang at the National Equestrian Club in Lenin Park on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. Cuba complains bitterly about training world-class athletes who leave to make millions for themselves in other countries. If successful, Cuba’s new equine initiative to breed thoroughbred jumping horses would produce four-hooved performers whose success only means more revenue for the program that produces them. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Vedat Xhymshiti; is an independent journalist and war correspondent. He has reported on a number of Middle Eastern conflicts from the Arab Spring in 2010 to the current Syrian civil war. He has been published in various media including Der Spiegel, NY Times, TIME, Paris Match, Le Monde ect. He is specialized in International Relations and Diplomacy. Xhymshiti is also a print media critic, a columnist for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, and founder of THEFrontliner.net

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