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Cuban cigar-maker says overcoming bad weather with better seeds

Habanos S.A. has compensated for a series of bad harvests by using genetically improved seeds and the renewal of weather-damaged land in Cuba's western tobacco-growing region, company officials said on Monday.
Reuters
added Mar 1, 2016 19:15
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[Cuba] THE XVIII HABANOS FESTIVAL OPENS WITH THE PRESENTATION OF THE MOST EXCLUSIVE COHIBA

is opening its doors today to host the largest international event for lovers of the world’s finest tobacco: the Habano. In this edition, the festival will pay tribute to Cohiba, the most distinguished and exclusive brand of Habanos that is celebrating it
PR Newswire
added Feb 29, 2016 20:58
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[Cuba] TOP MUSIC ARTISTS TO PLAY AT THE XVIII HABANOS FESTIVAL

Chucho Valdés, Estrella Morente and Jorge Drexler join this celebration to pay tribute to the Cohiba Brand, this year’s star of the XVIII Habanos Festival.
PR Newswire
added Feb 24, 2016 20:54
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[USA] Obama Plans Visit to Cuba, as Talks on Expanding Trade Begin

Mr. Malmierca called on Mr. Obama to do more unilaterally, including allowing the dollar to be used in transactions with Cuba. On Tuesday, he said the president should lift the ban against imports of top Cuban products like rum and cigars and end the proh
New York Times
added Feb 19, 2016 21:16
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[Cuba] Once Again Havana Hosts the Major Annual Event of the World’s Finest Tobacco, the Habano

Havana will host the XVIII edition of the Habanos Festival, from February 29 to March 4, and present the most important launches for 2016. This year, Cohiba, the most exclusive Habanos brand, will play a special role because of its 50 Anniversary. The Hoy
PR Newswire
added Feb 11, 2016 19:25
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[South America/Caribbean, USA] Tobacco, rum and other interests lobby on Cuba as restrictions ease

Swedish Match told OpenSecrets Blog in an email that the company is not looking for an export license to Cuba. Still, in 2015, the company lobbied on four different bills that sought to end the trade embargo with Cuba. None of those measures made it out o
Opensecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics)
added Feb 9, 2016 19:44
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[South America/Caribbean] After unusual weather, Cuba struggles to save prized tobacco crop

weather has damaged Cuba's tobacco crop, raising concerns among farmers and cigar-lovers that the island's supply of its famous cigars might suffer at a time of increased demand resulting from detente with the United States.
Reuters
added Jan 28, 2016 18:59
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[Canada] Around Town: Break out the cigars! Ottawa Senators host Cuban charity gala

presented by Bell, at the Hilton Lac-Leamy...Gala host and celebrity auctioneer “Stuntman” Stu Schwartz, a local radio personality and PA announcer for the Senators, brought a fiesta feel to the night. At the podium, he lit a Cuban cigar and happily puffe
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Jan 6, 2016 18:45
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[South America/Caribbean] Cuba produced 134 million cigars for export in 2015

Workers of the Internacional Cubana de Tabacos (ICT by its Spanish acronym) produced more than 134 million cigars this year. That figure was the result of hard work and dedication of the group, mostly women, who achieved favorable results in the use o
CubaHeadlines (cu)
added Dec 24, 2015 16:46
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[Latin America] Smoking Blamed for 15% of Annual Deaths in Cuba

Smoking causes 13,300 deaths in Cuba every year, accounting for 15 percent of the total, official media said Monday. Another roughly 1,500 people die every year from exposure to secondhand smoke, despite detailed laws and regulations to protect non-smoke
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Dec 1, 2015 05:20
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