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Fire on the Mountain

HUAYTAPALLANA, Peru, 21 June 2017 – Peruvians gather on a ridge overlooking the glacier and lake below to celebrate the Andean New Year. In recent years the glacier has lost much of its mass, which scientists believe is the result of global climate change. The depletion of the ice means the depletion of an important […]

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“Moving forward and always to the left”

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans head for home after participating in a parade honoring the country’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. Thousands of Cubans gathered in the Plaza de la Revolucion for the event. Later in the day, while reviewing the images I made during the parade, I showed the […]

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“Fidel Es El Pueblo”

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans carry placards through the Plaza de la Revolucion during a parade in honor of the country’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. This placard depicts a very young Fidel Castro, who rose to power in January 1959. The parade took place only weeks after Castro’s death […]

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Che at the March

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Thousands of Cubans march through the Plaza de la Revolucion during a parade honoring this nation’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. On the building in the background is an outline of Che Guevara, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist and close […]

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Cuba Military Parade Not Show of Force

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans assemble along a main thoroughfare leading into the Plaza de la Revolucion to watch a parade honoring this nation’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. Here, members of the Cuban Army gather just after dawn with civilians on one major highway leading to the event. I […]

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Cubans Honor Revolutionary Armed Forces

HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans wait in early-morning light to witness a parade honoring this nation’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolutionarias, (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. In the background is the Plaza de la Revolucion. My Cuban-American wife, Esther, and I visited her family on the island over the Christmas holidays. We did not expect […]

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