Bésame mucho

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That well-known song was written by the Mexican woman Consuelo Velázquez.. This is Puerto Esperanza at the northern cost of Cuba.  He called the photographer “un monstruo” laughed and later invited me for a glass of rum in their vacation cabin.

Charcoal stack, Kolmila, Carbonero!

  Somewhere between Viñales and Puerto Esperanza in Cuba 2008.

I asked the Charcoal burner if it wasn´t bad for his health to work in that smoke all day long?
No, he said. I have been doing this for 35 years and I´m perfectly okay!

The last period for this kind of charcoal production in Sweden was during world war two.

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