Cigars & Bulls / Edition of 9

In Western Cuba, the Pinar del Río province is a setting for the steep-sided, limestone hills called Mogotes. At the base of these hills lie fertile valleys where Guajiro farmers live a true rural life. It offers a glimpse into a bygone era of hard work and simplicity.  These farmers produce 70% of Cuba’s crops, including the best tobacco. The price of one cigar made here can easily equal the monthly salary of a doctor in other countries. This scene inspires a nostalgic feeling and gives the viewer a feeling of a Cuban version of a Norman Rockwell painting.