Long before the U.S. and Cuba mended diplomatic relations, skateboarding brought together the two countries
After studying abroad in Cuba in 2010, Miles Jackson and a group of friends started Cuba Skate, a group that supports and promotes skate culture within Cuba.
One of their priorities is to build what will eventually become the largest skate park in Latin America.
A group of young skateboarders pose for a portrait on the Prado promenade on December 21, 2014.
U.S.-based members of the group have made several trips to Cuba, each time bringing with them new gear — from necessities the (decks, trucks, wheels, bearings, grip tape), to T-shirts and skate movies. Read more…