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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


Cuba : Cuba News

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


Cuba : Cuba News

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


Cuba : Cuba News

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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Habanos Releases Special Cuban H. Upmann Jar

In keeping with a Cuban cigar tradition, Habanos S.A., the worldwide distributor of Cuban cigars, has released a special-edition ceramic jar. The...more

Posted: March 3, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


Cuba : Cuba News

Cuban Cigar Sales Decline

Habanos S.A., Cuba's cigar export organization, announced that global sales of Cuban cigars decreased 3 percent, down to $390 million, for 2008....more

Posted: February 25, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


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Report Urges Cuba Policy Reforms

In a recent report, the ranking Republican member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee spoke out against current U.S. policy towards Cuba and...more

Posted: February 24, 2009    By Andrew Nagy


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Lawmakers Propose Bill to Ease Travel to Cuba

A group of House lawmakers has introduced a bipartisan bill that would open Cuba's borders to Americans and overturn long-standing U.S. policy, which...more

Posted: February 12, 2009    By Andrew Nagy


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Cuba's Regional-Edition Cigars Ship

As the new year begins, the last of the Habanos regional-edition cigars have shipped to their appointed countries. Some nations received their...more

Posted: January 5, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


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Habanos, Cubatabaco Dispute Xikar's Use of 'Havana'

Habanos S.A. and Cubatabaco, the government-owned companies that bring Cuban cigars to the world, have filed legal papers with the United States...more

Posted: November 21, 2008    By Andrew Nagy


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Retailer Found Guilty of Selling Counterfeit Cubans

A cigar retailer from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been sentenced to nearly one year in jail for selling counterfeit cigars. James David Joiner, 65,...more

Posted: October 21, 2008    By David Savona


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Christie's Auction Features Rare Cubans, Recent Cigars

Image courtesy of Christie's Cuban Davidoff cigars, which have not been rolled since 1991, are slated for the bidding. Cigars made decades ago and...more

Posted: October 8, 2008    By David Savona


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Habanos Says Cuban Cigar Production Unaffected By Storms

While back-to-back hurricanes wreaked havoc on Cuba's tobacco lands this month, causing billions of dollars worth of damage to the island, Habanos...more

Posted: September 25, 2008    By David Savona


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