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Castro To Allow More Private Business

Cuban president Raúl Castro made headlines this week when he said more private businesses would be allowed to operate in the communist country and...more

Posted: August 4, 2010    By David Savona


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Bill to Lift Cuba Travel Ban Passes Hurdle

The House Agriculture Committee recently approved a bill that would allow U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba and also loosen financial restrictions in...more

Posted: August 2, 2010    By Andrew Nagy


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Cigar Insider Rates Cuba's Thickest Romeo

The new Romeo y Julieta Wide Churchill is the thickest Romeo y Julieta size in the Cuban cigar portfolio, and Cigar Insider has rated the hefty size...more

Posted: July 27, 2010    By Gregory Mottola


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Tropical Storm Could Hit Cuba Or Florida

Courtesy NOAA/National Weather Service A tropical depression swirling in the warm waters of The Bahamas could make landfall in northern Cuba or...more

Posted: July 22, 2010    By David Savona


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Tasting Report: Cuba's 2010 Edición Limitadas

The Cuban cigar industry releases a new batch of Edicíon Limitada cigars every year, typically in the cooler autumn months, but this year Habanos...more

Posted: July 20, 2010    By David Savona / Gregory Mottola


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Cuba Cuts Cigar Portfolio

It may be time to stock up on some of your favorite Cuban cigars before they're gone forever. Habanos S.A., the worldwide distributor of Cuban...more

Posted: July 8, 2010    By Gregory Mottola


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Cuba's Limited-Edition Cigars Shipping Early. Very Early.

You won't have to wait until the Fall to get your Edición Limitadas this year. Habanos S.A., the worldwide distributor for Cuban cigars, announced...more

Posted: April 22, 2010    By Gregory Mottola


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Legendary Cuban Farmer Alejandro Robaina Dies

Robaina circa 2006. Alejandro Robaina, Cuba's most acclaimed tobacco grower, died on Saturday April 17 at his home in San Luis, Cuba, following a...more

Posted: April 19, 2010    By James Suckling


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First Ever: A Regional Edition Cigar for Cuba

Exclusivo Cuba. That's what the secondary silver and crimson regional-edition band on this fat La Gloria Cubana reads, and this release marks the...more

Posted: March 10, 2010    By Gregory Mottola


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Cuban Cigar Sales Decline

America's thirst for fine Cuban cigars kept 2009 from becoming an even more difficult year for the island's most famous export product, despite the...more

Posted: March 3, 2010   


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Cuba's Latest Smokes: More Cohiba Behikes

The Cuban cigar industry is expanding its Cohiba Behike line. The original Cohiba Behike, released in 2006 to celebrate Cohiba's 40th anniversary ,...more

Posted: February 24, 2010    By James Suckling


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Former Head of Cubatabaco Dies

Francisco Padron, who oversaw Cuba's cigar industry from 1985 to 1995, died on October 5 in Cuba. The cause of death, according to sources, was...more

Posted: October 15, 2009    By David Savona


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Rare, Aged Cubans To Be Auctioned

For those in the market for vintage, out-of-production Cuban cigars, United Kingdom retailer CGars Ltd. will be holding an auction of aged, rare...more

Posted: October 8, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


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Global Recession Reaches Cuba—Cutbacks on Tobacco

The worldwide economic slump has reached into global humidors. The Cuban cigar industry is cutting back its plantings of tobacco, and officials are...more

Posted: October 7, 2009   


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New Cuban Montecristo Open Brand Ships to Tobacconists Around the World

A much anticipated new version of Cuba's biggest cigar brand has just hit the global market—and we reviewed the entire line. The Montecristo Open...more

Posted: June 17, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


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Obama Drops Cuba Remittance, Travel Restrictions

The Obama administration announced today it is lifting travel and remittance restrictions on Cuban-Americans and taking steps to spur...more

Posted: April 13, 2009    By Andrew Nagy


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Official Confirms: Obama Will Loosen Cuba Restrictions

President Obama, according to an administration official, plans to lift sanctions on travel and remittances with Cuba in the near future, possibly...more

Posted: April 6, 2009    By Andrew Nagy


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New Security Seals for Cuban Cigars

In a continuing effort to thwart the counterfeiting industry, Habanos S.A., the worldwide distributor of Cuban cigars, has introduced a new security...more

Posted: March 18, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


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Obama Signs Bill that Eases Cuba Policy

After a surprise debate and party infighting, the Senate passed an appropriations bill on Tuesday that will ease some of the United States' sanctions...more

Posted: March 11, 2009    By Andrew Nagy


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Cuba Policy Change Awaits Senate Vote

Just as it appeared Congress was closer to overturning long-standing U.S. policy by easing Cuba travel restrictions for Americans, the provision, now...more

Posted: March 9, 2009    By Andrew Nagy


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