Cuba’s Horse Business

In this Feb. 5, 2015 photo, a blacksmith places a hot horseshoe on a horse at the National Equestrian Club in Lenin Park on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba....

In this Feb. 5, 2015 photo, a blacksmith places a hot horseshoe on a horse at the National Equestrian Club in Lenin Park on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. Rufino Rivera, from Jalapa, Veracruz, on Mexico’s Gulf coast, bought a horse he hopes will follow the path of Aristotelis, a prize-winning jumper he bought at the club’s first auction six years ago. (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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