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An Interview With Manuel Quesada

The head of Manufactura de Tabacos S.A. (Matasa), makers of Fonseca, Cubita and other cigars.
David Savona
From the Print Edition:
Alec Baldwin, May/June 2004

(continued from page 11)

Q: How old is your daughter now?

A: She doesn't like for me to tell that, but she's 27.

Q: So the next generation of Quesadas…

A: And my youngest, Patricia, she's still in college, but she's also part-timing in the factory. So she's been able to help a whole lot as well. And Esther, my niece, in the leaf business—she has been running that with me as well.

Q: So you're getting by…

A: It's not easy, David. But unfortunately, it's a fact of life. I can't do anything to change this, so I have to make do.

Photo by Bill Milne

Click here to read the February 1998 issue profile of Manuel Quesada.

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