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Cuban Government Continues to Clean House

It’s been a nice long weekend, and now it’s time for some more Cuba news! According to a story from Reuters, Coral Capital Group Ltd., a British investment fund, is now being investigated by Cuban authorities on corruption charges. Few details have been released, partially due to a temporary “no comment” from the company, and …

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eBay and Paypal Bring our Embargo to Germany

The United States’ nearly-50-year-old embargo against Cuba is now causing a stir in Europe. According to an article on CubaHeadlines.com, in keeping with the embargo, eBay and its subsidiary, Paypal (which are U.S.-based), have blocked all transactions in Germany that involve Cuban goods. Several German merchants, notably several whose livelihoods come from sales of Cuban …

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Cigar 101: Understanding the Embargo

I’ve heard it all over the place—forums, conversations, even some “news” articles—it seems like a lot of people don’t have their facts straight about the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Some people think it’s legal to get Cuban cigars from Canada or Mexico; others think it’s okay as long as it’s under two boxes, or just …

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Baby Steps: Flights to Cuba Added to Several U.S. Airports

In light of this year’s legislation regarding travel to Cuba, several airports in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Tampa, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, along with New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, will offer legal trips to the land of Habanos, according to a recent article in Cigar Aficionado. You can’t just …

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Cigar 101: Cigar Smoking U.S. Presidents

It’s not news that the climate for smokers in the U.S. has become a little less than welcoming in the past few years. I know it may sound a little contrived for me to say that smoking is part of our country’s history, but it’s noteworthy that almost half of the 44 U.S. presidents were …

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