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Obama Extends the U.S. Trade Embargo on Cuba

The United States' trade embargo on Cuba, the longest such restriction in modern history, will continue for another year after President Obama signed...more

Posted: September 15, 2011    By Andrew Nagy


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Cuban Cohiba 1966 Cigars Coming in “Days”

The Cohiba 1966 Edición Limitada 2011, a dark, oily and powerful Cuban cigar that impressed in a preview tasting at the Habanos Festival in...more

Posted: September 14, 2011    By David Savona


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A Look at Cuba's Limitadas

Every year, the Cuban cigar industry creates a trio of limited-edition cigars. Known as Edición Limitadas, each is a short run shape that draws...more

Posted: September 6, 2011    By David Savona


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First Cuban Edición Limitada of 2011 Ships

The first of this year’s Cuban Edición Limitadas—the Hoyo de Monterrey Short Hoyo Pirámides—has been released and is shipping to retailers...more

Posted: August 30, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Fat Cuban Partagás Being Released

The Partagás Serie E No. 2, the fattest straight-sided Partagás in the Cuban cigar portfolio, is finally ready for sale. The cigar will reach cigar...more

Posted: August 16, 2011    By David Savona


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The Return of La Flor de Cano

A new take on the heralded Flor de Cano Short Churchill goes on sale later this month in the United Kingdom. The Flor de Cano Short Robusto 2010, a...more

Posted: June 9, 2011    By David Savona


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Counterfeit Behikes—Insider Analysis

The Cohiba Behike BHK is the hottest Cuban cigar on the market. Cigar Aficionado's reigning Cigar of the Year, the small-production smoke is among...more

Posted: June 2, 2011    By David Savona


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H. Upmann Royal Robustos Close to Shipping

The H. Upmann Royal Robusto, a new size in the venerable Cuban brand, is nearly ready for market. A Cigar Aficionado tour of Cuba last week found...more

Posted: May 11, 2011    By David Savona


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Cigar Aficionado Returns to Cuba

Next week, executive editor Gordon Mott and senior editor David Savona return to the home of Cuban cigars. The duo will be reporting on the latest...more

Posted: May 9, 2011    By CA Staff


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Second Regional Cuban Cigar Arrives in Asia Pacific

Pacific Cigar Ltd., the Habanos S.A. distributor of Cuban cigars for the Asia Pacific region, has finally received its second 2010 regional-edition...more

Posted: March 29, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Cuba Devalues Peso, Pegs it to U.S. Dollar

Cuba cut the value of the Cuban Convertible Peso by 8 percent yesterday, returning it to equal value with the U.S. dollar. The change, effective...more

Posted: March 15, 2011    By David Savona


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More American Airports Can Now Fly to Cuba

It's getting easier to get to Cuba from the United States. Yesterday, U.S. Customs approved eight new airports for passenger flights between Cuba and...more

Posted: March 9, 2011    By David Savona


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Cigar Aficionado Reports from Cuba

Our staff is in Cuba to cover the 13th annual Festival del Habano, or Habanos Festival, where they will sample the latest in Cuban cigars, meet with...more

Posted: February 23, 2011    By CA Staff


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More 2011 Cuban Cigars Announced

Worldwide distributor of Cuban cigars Habanos S.A. has announced the new cigars that will be released throughout 2011. Attendees of this week's...more

Posted: February 23, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Cohiba 1966 Leads Trio of New Cuban Edición Limitadas

We have the names of this year's trio of Cuban Edición Limitadas, and the star of the group is a fat new Cohiba that is sure to grab worldwide...more

Posted: February 21, 2011    By David Savona


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New Habanos Co-President

Habanos S.A. has officially announced the appointment of a new co-president, Jorge Luis Fernandez Maique, replacing Oscar Basulto Torres....more

Posted: February 10, 2011   


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Cuba Creates Cigars for Women

Worldwide Cuban cigar distributor Habanos S.A., has announced the release of a cigar made especially for women: the Romeo y Julieta Julieta, a 4...more

Posted: February 1, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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U.S. Eases Travel Restrictions to Cuba

No, it's not the end of the Cuban trade embargo, but it might be a step in that direction. President Obama recently announced an easing of travel...more

Posted: January 25, 2011    By Gregory Mottola


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Cuba Video: The Farm of Hector Luis Prieto

Far to the west on the island of Cuba lies the province of Pinar del Río, and within that area is a special spot known as the Vuelta Abajo....more

Posted: January 18, 2011    By CA Staff


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Cubatabaco Sues Detroit Tobacconist

Cubatabaco, the state-owned entity that owns all Cuban cigar brands, is suing a Michigan tobacconist for trademark infringement, claiming his cigars...more

Posted: January 10, 2011    By Andrew Nagy


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