Cuba will welcome cigar enthusiasts from all over the world from February 27 to March 3rd, 2017 to visit the capital Havanna, cigar factories as well as tobacco plantations in Vuelta Abajo.
The idea that change is around the corner for Cuba is widespread right now. The change itself is being predicted to happen any time between this year and ten years from now. But most Cubans and outsiders do expect grand changes to occur soon.
A free market is not Estanislao Sanchez Acosta’s cup of tea. After 63 years working the tobacco fields of west Cuba he’s simply content not to have to sell his product to different clients.
Swedish Match AB, number two in the international cigar market, is preparing for one of the greatest challenges in the 94-year history of the enterprise: the end of the US trade embargo against Cuba. Lennart R. Freeman has clearly-defined goals in mind.
Don Alejandro Robaina will celebrate his 90th birthday next year. While he and his Finca are mercilessly commercialized, Pancho Cuba toils his fields quietly and prudently. Meanwhile, many people think that he is the best Cuban producer of wrapper tobacco.