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The Padron Family: A Nicaraguan Legacy

The Padron Family: A Nicaraguan Legacy

Despite Wars in Nicaragua and Bombings in Miami, Jose Padrón Has Built a Thriving Cigar Business

July 1, 1997
The First Family of Tobacco

The First Family of Tobacco

For decades, the Oliva family of Tampa, Florida, has been supplying tobacco to many of the world's top makers of premium cigars.

May 1, 1997
The El Producto Story

The El Producto Story

El Producto Once a Quality Handmade Cigar, George Burns' Favorite Smoke Has Fallen On Hard Times

March 1, 1997
The Woman Behind Cohiba

The Woman Behind Cohiba

Cuba's first female cigar factory manager, Emilia Tamayo, is making changes at El Laguito, maker of Cohibas.

April 30, 1996
A Star in Honduras

A Star in Honduras

The Makers of Astral and Don Tomas Cigars are Expanding Operations in Danlí

March 1, 1996
100 Years of Retailing

100 Years of Retailing

The year is 1895. Grover Cleveland is in his labor-troubled second term as president. Cuba battles Spain for autonomy. The Lumière brothers make the first movie. Katie Ruth gives …

September 1, 1995
Puffing Along

Puffing Along

New Haven Family Sells 7 Million Muniemaker Cigars a Year

June 1, 1994