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[Caribbean, South America/Caribbean] AP PHOTOS: Cuba's tobacco country becomes tourist attraction

Unseasonably heavy rains have damaged Cuba's tobacco crop and raised questions about iconic cigar brands that some aficionados say they hope will not suffer from declining quality amid higher demand
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 4, 2016 17:59
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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] Sneaking a Smoke / Paraguay's Tobacco Business Fuels Latin America's Black Market ($$)

One particular sector seems to play a significant role in the nation's corruption-related challenges—Paraguay's tobacco industry. According to a 2009 study by Uruguay’s Tobacco Epidemic Research Center (CIET), Paraguay accounts for approximately 11 perce
Foreign Affairs
added Feb 7, 2016 21:39
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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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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] Smoking is Still Prohibited in Public Places – Ministry of Health

The Ministry notes that an individual recently appeared in court for breaches of the Regulations and was fined $2,000 for the offence. The Regulations prohibit smoking in specified public places including all enclosed public places, enclosed work places
Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jan 21, 2016 20:07
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[South America/Caribbean] Nicaragua Throws Fifth Cigar Festival

in the capital city of Managua and in the cigar city of Estelí. Dubbed Puro Sabor Festival del Tabaco, the event was a celebration of Nicaragua's rapidly growing cigar industry and tobacco culture. Puro Sabor's main objective is to raise international aw
Cigar Aficionado
added Jan 23, 2016 15:19
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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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[South America/Caribbean] SANP Enters Letter of Intent to Acquire Dominican Republic Tobacco Company

Santo Mining Corporation also known as Cathay Lifestyle Group Inc., (OTC PINK: SANP), (the "Company"), announced the signing of a letter of intent to purchase a controlling interest in a tobacco company in the Dominican Republic, Tabacalera Café Fuerte SR
PR Worldwide, Inc.
added Dec 14, 2015 15:53
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[Jamaica, South America/Caribbean] STEPHENSON: The smoking ban and impact on lung cancer

We need to be more aggressive with anti-smoking campaigns. Graphic images and warnings on cigarette cartons are not enough. Whether the higher taxes on cigarettes are making a difference is yet to be found out. Parents have to instill in the youths the d
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Dec 2, 2015 19:02
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[Asia-pacific, Latin America, South America/Caribbean] de ZAYAS: How can Philip Morris sue Uruguay over its tobacco laws?

There is no justification for the existence of a privatised system of dispute settlement...It is time for the UN general assembly to convene a world conference to put human rights at the centre of the international investment regime. In this context, a bi
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Nov 16, 2015 22:21
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