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[Central America, Latin America] Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World

Before Columbus's fateful voyage in 1492, no European had ever seen, much less tasted, tobacco or chocolate. Initially dismissed as dry leaves and an odd Indian drink, these two commodities came to conquer Europe on a scale unsurpassed by any other Americ
added Nov 3, 2018 15:36

[Central America] Millions Of Contraband Cigarettes From Belize Form Smuggling Ring In Guatemala

Tonight there is major news coming out of Guatemala saying that authorities there have cracked open a major cigarette smuggling ring - and Belize is right in the middle of it. "Guatevision" reports that The Public Ministry and the National Civil Police
7 News Belize (bz)
added Dec 22, 2017 21:18

[Central America] CID Gallup: Cigarrillos ilícitos financian actividades de las pandillas de El Salvador [CID Gallup: Illegal cigarettes fund gang activity in El Salvador]

The smuggling of illegal cigarettes in Central America has gone from being an ant to an elephant in recent years, with dangerous consequences for public health, the treasury and also for security because it funds organized crime groups, experts say. The (sv)
added Sep 18, 2017 14:21

[Central America, El Salvador] Salvadoran police: Gangs undermine public health with cigarette trafficking

In addition to being a security threat in El Salvador, gangs are undermining the public health and the country's economy by smuggling cigarettes in the areas they control, the operations chief of the police Border Security Division, Jose Alfredo Castro, t
World News en Español
added Jul 10, 2017 01:34
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[Central America] El Salvador: BUREAU OF ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS 2017 Investment Climate Statements Report

Most contraband cigarettes come in from China, Panama, and Paraguay and undercut legitimately-imported cigarettes, which are subject to a 39 percent tariff. According to ADES, most contraband cigarettes are smuggled in by gangs, with the complicity of Sal
US Department of State
added Jul 1, 2017 20:51

Cohiba Leads Cuban Cigar Sales in Central America

Two million Cuban habanos are annually sold in Central America, being Cohiba the leading brand in this region, the Cruz Canela and Trust... 'That (cigar) is the forbidden fruit that they cannot afford to have in their nation. They come to our regional cou
Prensa Latina (cu)
added May 11, 2017 13:23

[Central America] Taxes collected for sales of cigarettes in Costa Rica are not enough to cover diseases caused.

The collection of taxes on tobacco does not even cover a 30% of the yearly cost social security has in providing healthcare to those suffering from diseases resulting from cigarette consumption, revealed an investigated coordinated by the Clinical and Sa
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:20

[Central America] Nicaragua tobacco thrives thanks to US consumers

Nicaragua has its own growing reputation as a tobacco producer, boasting a sector that is a big exporter and employer, thanks mainly to US demand. Esteli, a region in the north of the Central American country, has the dark soil and tropical climate propit
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jan 30, 2017 14:57

Illicit Cigarettes: Fueling Organized Crime and Connections to Terrorism in Costa Rica and Central America

An analysis of more than 20 studies developed over the last 4 years shows an alarming increase in the illicit cigarette trade and demonstrates how these illegal profits are used to support organized crime, fuel terrorism and weaken economies in Central A
PR Newswire
added Oct 19, 2016 21:06

[Central America] Registration Opens For Nicaraguan Cigar Festival

The Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco has opened registration for the 2017 Puro Sabor Festival del Tabaco, the annual celebration of Nicaragua's premium cigar culture. This year's festival will take place January 16 to 21, spanning from the capital city of
Cigar Aficionado
added Oct 14, 2016 18:08
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