The outlook for the next Nicaragua cigar festival remains murky since it has been cancelled until further notice. Last month, many cigar makers said they doubted one would be held next year. Why? The once cigar powerhouse, Nicaragua, is not in good shape.
The cigar industry in Nicaragua continues to grow and create jobs for the people of Estelí. The industry’s figures are now within reach of those of the Dominican Republic. Cigar Journal spoke to Juan Martínez, head of Asociación Nicaragüense de Tabacaleros (ANT) and executive president of Joya de Nicaragua.