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"White" Spaniards

“Guajiros” – that is how country folk are called in Cuba. Tradition states that this name is a way of uttering the English word “war hero,”, since it is how American troops would call Cubans fighting for independence from the Spanish kingdom during the war of 1895. Nowadays, “guajiros” lead a peaceful, family life, though it is a harsh one at times.
The country does not offer as many entertainment opportunities as the big cities, but the guajiro is characterized by his dedication to the land and animals, cockfighting, and most of all, country folk enjoy talking over a good cup of coffee, away from the big city’s hustle and stress.

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atardecer sobre un campo de tabaco en cuba
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peleas de gallos en cuba
cockfighters in cuba
cockfighters in cuba
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