Saturday, January 8, 2011

Gold pins go to revolutionary honchos

Havana International Trade Show

Ramiro Valdes, 78, a powerful Cuban vice president, has been in the news lately. A government statement said he'll no longer be responsible for the Ministry of Informatics and Communications, which will allow him to pay closer attention to his old ministry along with the ministries of Construction and Basic Industry.

I shot these photos of Valdes in November 2010 at an awards ceremony in Havana.

Here's a pin - that is gold, isn't it? - reserved for Cuban government bigwigs

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