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[USA] Cuban Cigar Makers Anticipate Big Bucks From US Travelers

Now he's delighted by the idea of customers lighting them up in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere in the United States, where Cuban cigars have been outlawed since the U.S. embargo took effect in 1962. "It's a very beautiful thought," said a smiling Al
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 27, 2015 09:13

High Court Hands Win to Cuban Firm Over Use of Cohiba Brand Name in U.S.

The high court refused to hear an appeal by U.S. firm General Cigar seeking to overturn a ruling issued last June by a federal appeals court that found in favor of Cubatabaco.
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Feb 24, 2015 15:55

Cuban Cigar Festival to Pay Tribute to Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill

on Monday as the world's largest Cuban cigar festival opens with a nod to the late leader's favorite brand of cheroot. The 17th Habanos festival will honor Churchill's beloved "Romeo and Juliet" cigars at the opening of the five-day event to commemorate
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 21, 2015 22:58

[Cuba, USA] Interest in Cigars Rising after Trade Relaxations

According to convenience store wholesaler LA Top Distributor, however, many convenience store and tobacco retailers have been flooded with phone calls from customers asking if they have Cuban cigars for sale. Although convenience store owners are not able
PR Newswire
added Feb 15, 2015 17:32

[Nicaragua, USA] Cigar Wars: As the Cuban Embargo Fizzles, the Battle for Stogies Smolders

But Nicaragua's cigar boom is due to more than just Cuban exiles. It's because of the embargo against their homeland. For 50 years, the U.S. blockade has shut off the world's largest cigar market from the island most famous for making them. In the proces
Village Voice blogs
added Feb 11, 2015 06:55

[USA] US, Cuba Relations 2015: End of Cuba Embargo May Bring Lawsuits, Competition to Miami's Tobacco Industry

the Cuban government has gone after countless American cigar makers and vendors in court for developing their own Cuban cigars. According to Voxxi, "There are $100 million wrongful death lawsuits, $50 billion hostile corporate takeovers, smuggled tobacco
Latin Post
added Feb 8, 2015 17:53

[Cuba, USA] BOVARD: Nanny Doesn’t Like Cigars ($$)

The FDA has a vision of a nation free of tobacco-related diseases. And so another right may be lost to zealous regulators.
added Feb 7, 2015 15:17

[USA, Florida] Could the End of the Embargo Kill the Cuban-Cigar Industry?

Forty-one years after imprisoning his father, the Cuban government had now come for Pepe. In a law office high above Coral Gables, Florida, Castro's attorneys grilled him not about democracy or freedom of speech or civil rights, but about something even
Village Voice blogs
added Feb 5, 2015 06:13

Lawsuits block Cuba’s path to normalization

Cuban-owned assets cannot be seized in the U.S. if they are produced in a partnership with a third country. One example is Cuba’s renowned cigars. London-based Imperial Tobacco is the international partner of Cuba’s state-owned tobacco company, Habanos,
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (
added Feb 4, 2015 20:45

[Florida] MILLER: The End of the Embargo Could Kill Miami's Cuban Cigar Industry

the Cuban government has gone after scores of American cigar makers and vendors -- most of them Cuban exiles living in South Florida. For local tabacaleros, these legal battles add fresh insult to old injuries. Many fled Cuba at gunpoint, only to find the
Miami New Times blogs
added Feb 4, 2015 11:54
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