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Head of Cuban cigar factory Partagas allegedly arrested in Havana

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Various bloggers are reporting that the head of the Partagas factory in Havana, Abel Exposito, was arrested last week. Since there is no official word from Cuban authorities, information contained in this article cannot be verified. The alleged charges are for cigar smuggling to Switzerland and foreign… Read More

Cigar Aficionado’s Insider’s Guide to Havana issue

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

Cigar Aficionado Havana - The Insider’s Guide issue entices cigar lovers to “plan your pilgrimage to tobacco’s homeland” with this month’s issue. “We delved deeply into this fascinating land so long shrouded by embargo to uncover its many charms. We tell you the ins… Read More

Casa del Habano vs La Casa de la Habana - Cuban cigar TM lawsuit

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

By ED WHITE | Associated Press A cigar lounge in suburban Detroit is decorated with paintings and photos of famous people with a stogie: John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, even the 1950s Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara. “We have only one thing in common,” said owner Ismail Houmani, a U.S.… Read More

US Customs seizes Cuban cigars at Chicago airport

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

US Customs and Border Protection officials have seized 30,000 Cuban cigars shipped from Europe to OHare Airport in Chicago over the past two weeks and are inspecting another 70,000 cigars that are believed to have originated from Cuba. The Customs office in Chicago usually only seizes about one dozen… Read More

General Cigar registers Cuban cigar + Cuba keyword domain names

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal As cigar aficionados know, Altadis and General Cigar have been fighting a lengthy legal battle over the Cohiba brand that is being documented at our sister site, Cohibas.com. Days ago General Cigar appears to have made a strategic move to expand its ownership and use of the… Read More

2010 Habanos Cuban Cigar Festival information

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

From February 22nd to the 26th 2010, Cuba will once again host the largest international meeting for Habanos Cuban cigar aficionados. As every year since 1997 the Habanos Cigar Festival renders tribute to Habanos cigar brands, particularly to Cohiba and Romeo & Julietta. This year will feature an… Read More

Partagas Cuban cigar party in Havana November 16th to 19th

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

Our writer from Havana has sent us this information regarding the Partagas Meeting of Customers and Friends that will be held in Havana from November 16th to the 19th. Monday November 16th - WELCOME Time: 8:00 pm Price: 50.00 CUC Dinner-Buffet and Cocktails Tasting of three Habanos made especially for… Read More

Cuban cigar brands from Cuba, Honduras and Domincan Repuplic

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

Larry Luxner | Cuba News As President Barack Obama moves to ease restrictions on trade with Cuba, cigar lovers are savoring the prospect of legally lighting up a smoke that has long required a black-market connection and a willingness to flout the law. Bloomberg reported in mid-June. “There’s a mystique… Read More

Peter Coyote visits Cuban cigar factory El Laguito in Havana Cuba

Posted in Cuba Culture > Cuban Cigars

Peter Coyote | San Francisco Chronicle Today I’m visiting El Laguito, the Cohiba factory where only Castro’s own cigars and his gifts for diplomats and heads of state were once made. The factory is in a lovely pale-yellow mansion, formerly owned by a sugar magnate, has marble floors, stained… Read More

11th annual Habanos Cuban cigar festival in Havana Cuba February 23 to 27

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The Habanos S.A. Corporation and Tabacuba Business Group present the 11th Habanos Cuban cigar festival to be held in Havana Cuba from February 23 through the 27th 2009. The Havana Convention Center will become the international meeting place for Habanos distributors, specialists… Read More

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