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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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Toraños Set for Cuba-Themed Cigar Tour

Carlos and Charlie Toraño, chairman and president of Toraño Cigars, respectively, are embarking on a 35-city tour beginning next week to promote...more

Posted: March 19, 2009    By David Savona


Cuba : Latest News

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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Club La Gloria Cubana

South Florida, meet the Southwest. The first Club La Gloria Cubana cigar lounge opened on March 6 at the new Monte's Pueblo Pipe in Albuquerque, New...more

Posted: March 16, 2009    By David Savona


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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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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


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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, Dominican Republic to Hold Cigar Festivals

The two largest cigar-making nations will be holding their own separate, unaffiliated cigar festivals next month: Cuba's 11th Habanos Festival and...more

Posted: January 16, 2009    By Gregory Mottola


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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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Cuba Hurricane Damage: $5 Billion

AP photo by Javier Galeano The back-to-back hurricanes that struck Cuba this month caused an estimated $5 billion in damages. More than 200,000...more

Posted: September 18, 2008    By David Savona


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Cuba Pounded by Second Hurricane in Eight Days

With waves higher than two-story buildings and winds of 125 miles per hour, Hurricane Ike swept across Cuba from east to west yesterday, killing four...more

Posted: September 9, 2008    By David Savona


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Hurricane Gustav Slams Cuba's Tobacco Region

Javier Galeano Hurricane Gustav tore through Cuba this weekend. While no deaths were reported, it left the town of Los Palacios (pictured) in ruins....more

Posted: September 1, 2008    By David Savona


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Cuban Imports Releases New Exile Wired

Following up on the original Exile line launched in 2006, Cuban Imports Inc. has released Exile Wired, an alternate version of the cigar and Cuban...more

Posted: August 13, 2008    By Gregory Mottola


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