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Considerable damage reported in the tobacco sector of San Juan and Martínez


Conrado López González directs one of the main tobacco producing cooperatives in the municipality of San Juan y Martínez, in Pinar del Río. To talk with the producer, we went to Obeso’s choice, which, like a five-door tobacco house, was left on the ground by the passage of Hurricane Ian. Before, we passed through the rubble of one of the 38 controlled cure houses that the territory has. “The cyclone completely knocked down the tobacco house,” says López González as he points to the entire structure on the ground.

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The first requirement: To make the most of the land


It is necessary to sow more, but also to harvest more; there are crops on which it is necessary to continue working to achieve greater or superior results. In the case of tobacco, for example, today an average of just over one ton per hectare is obtained, and it is necessary to reach two tons.

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Cuba’s Premium Cigars Festival Comes to an End


The 20th Habano Festival, biggest Premium Cigar festival worldwide, comes to an end here Friday with an awarding ceremony and the auction of artistic humidors full of the best cigars made in this country. The closing ceremony is scheduled tonight to the early hours of Saturday.

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Chronic non-communicable diseases remain the leading cause of death in Cuba

Tabaco salud

“The mortality rate due to chronic non-communicable diseases is the highest, with 731.4 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants,” states the Health Statistics Yearbook, in its 45th edition, with updated information until 2016, and recently published by the Directorate of Medical Records and Health Statistics of the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba.

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Almost two decades promoting the world’s best tobacco


The Cuban capital played host to the successful 19th Habano Festival (February 27-March 3), the largest annual international event for lovers of premium hand rolled cigars, which had as its main protagonists the H. Upmann, Montecristo and Quai D’Orsay brands.

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U.S. market off limits, Cuba’s tobacco industry


As a recurring theme, the U.S. blockade continues to severely affect Cuban industry, the economy and country; the record of an over 50-year, outdated, unilateral policy, which is no understatement. In the space of just one year, Cuba’s tobacco industry saw losses of 129,595,346 USD from April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016.

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Cuban tobacco industry moving forward

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The state enterprise group Tabaco de Cuba (Tabacuba) is undertaking an extensive program of construction and modernization of its industrial facilities, putting the company in a better position to meet the demands of the local and international markets, with a more a efficient, competitive, and sustainable performance.

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The world’s best tobacco grows in Cuba

cultivo tabaco

It was 1492 in Cuba, when the Spanish expedition led by Christopher Columbus saw tobacco for the first time in the so-called New World. According to historians, Cuba’s original Tainos rolled and lit some mysterious leaves they called cohiba, in a ceremony as yet unknown to Europeans.

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New Cohibas and Habano Cigars to France

Cohibas and Havano cigars

Cuban tobacco industry authorities announced Thursday the presence of new Cohibas and Havano cigars in the 25th edition of the TFWA World Exhibition Cannes in France. The Cuban most famous tobacco Premium type brand will take its cigars to the 2011 Limited Edition, with interesting proposals for collectors and the most demanding cigar smokers in the world.