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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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Florida Boaters Charged with Smuggling Thousands of Cuban Cigars

Two Fort Myers, Florida, men have been indicted on charges of illegally importing Cuban cigars, rum and other merchandise into the United States....more

Posted: May 27, 2008    By Gregory Mottola


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Imperial Chief Heading to Cuba to Keep Habanos

Gareth Davis, chief executive officer of Imperial The pending acquisition of Altadis S.A. by Britain's Imperial Tobacco PLC would instantly transform...more

Posted: July 19, 2007    By David Savona


Cuba : Cuba News

Regional Cuban Cigars Released

The Bolivar Colosales are available only in Germany. Now that Habanos S.A. has released this year's regional edition Cubans, world travelers have...more

Posted: December 13, 2006    By Gregory Mottola


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Cuban Saint Luis Rey Premier Vertical

For the first time in our publication's history, Cigar Insider has conducted a vertical tasting of the esteemed Cuban Saint Luis Rey brand. See which...more

Posted: December 4, 2006    By Gregory Mottola


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Premiere Tasting of Cuban Por Larrañaga

Cuba's elusive Por Larrañaga brand has never been rated blind by Cigar Aficionado or Cigar Insider. Outside of "Connoisseur's Corner," a special...more

Posted: September 15, 2006   


Cuba : Cuba News

Cuban Lawsuit Resolved in U.K.

Hunters & Frankau has retained its title as the exclusive distributor of Cuban cigars in the United Kingdom thanks to a court ruling in March....more

Posted: April 7, 2006    By Michael Moretti


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Cuba Dealt a Glancing Blow from Wilma

As Hurricane Wilma raced through the Gulf of Mexico toward Florida yesterday, it dealt a glancing blow to western...more

Posted: October 24, 2005    By David Savona


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Hurricane May Hit Cuban Tobacco Region

Western Cuba was placed on hurricane alert this week as Hurricane Wilma moved slowly toward the Yucatán Peninsula, packing winds of 145 miles per...more

Posted: October 20, 2005    By David Savona


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