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Paraguayan Women Taste the Best Cuban Cigars

The celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the Paraguayan city of Encarnacion included activities like the unprecedented tasting of Cuban cigars by local women. A wide selection of cigars shipped directly from Cuba...organized by the firm La Tabacaler
Prensa Latina (cu)
added May 1, 2015 13:42
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Paraguay's tobacco-growing president says he'll sell off his cigarette factory

Paraguay's new President Horacio Cartes says he's willing to sell off his cigarette-making business that has often drawn criticism from foreign governments worried about contraband.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 16, 2013 19:41
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Tobacco tycoon to lead Paraguay

Mr Cartes, 58, is part of the tiny elite that controls almost everything in Paraguay. His father represented the Cessna aeroplane company in Paraguay, which enabled Mr Cartes to be educated in the US. The president-elect owns controlling shares in banks,
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Apr 24, 2013 10:16
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Conservative Tobacco Magnate Wins Presidential Race in Paraguay

Horacio Cartes, a Paraguayan tobacco magnate, faced various challenges during his presidential bid. He was pressed to explain why antinarcotics police officers apprehended a plane carrying cocaine and marijuana on his ranch in 2000; why he went to prison
New York Times
added Apr 22, 2013 08:15
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Cartes wins Paraguay presidential poll

Horacio Cartes, a tobacco millionaire and political novice, pulled off a resounding victory in Paraguay’s presidential elections, returning to power the Colorado party that ruled the country for six decades until 2008.
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 22, 2013 08:13
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Cartes poised to win Paraguay presidency

A tobacco millionaire who has never voted, served a brief jail stint and faces allegations of money laundering and smuggling, looks the man to beat in Paraguay’s presidential elections . A victory for Horacio Cartes, 56, in Sunday’s poll would put one o
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 21, 2013 12:36
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Tobacco baron battles crime 'crusader' in Paraguay vote

A tobacco baron who never even voted until a few years ago squares off against a self-described crusader against crime and corruption in presidential elections Sunday in Paraguay. The country bordering Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia is seeking a replacem
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 20, 2013 17:08
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[Brazil, South America/Caribbean] Candidate in Paraguay Stirs Controversy With Remarks on Gay Marriage

Horacio Cartes, the tobacco magnate and front-runner for months in Paraguay's presidential election on Sunday ... comparing gay people to "monkeys" ... accusations of ... profiting from the smuggling of contraband Paraguayan-made cigarettes into neighbori
New York Times
added Apr 17, 2013 07:48
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Cigarette smuggler arrested, released in Paraguay

Center for Public Integrity
added Mar 25, 2011 00:00
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Paraguay bans smoking in all closed public spaces

AP - Associated Press
added Apr 10, 2010 00:00
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