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Cuba and US plan to Open Embassies

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Greetings, ISOM maniacs. US, Cuba reach deal to reopen Cuban embassies. Click here to read the CNBC article. Does this mean Cuban cigars are closer to legalization? Congress has to lift the trade embargo but this news gets that possible a step closer.
Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port

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Times-Picayune Interviews Us about Cuban Cigars & Obama’s Policy Today

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Greetings, Cuban expats. Emily Lane of the Times-Picayune interviews us for our take on today’s White House announcement regarding US-Cuban relations and the potential outcome of Cuban cigar sales if a full-blown lifting of the embargo occurs. Click here for the story. 
In this March 1, 2013 file photo, a worker selects cigars at the H. Upmann cigar factory, where people can take tours as part of the 15th annual Cigar Festival, in Havana, Cuba. Among those eager for access to a Cuban market cut off by an economic embargo are U.S. farmers, travel companies, energy producers and importers of rum and cigars. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File) (Ramon Espinosa)
Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port
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Altadis Announces Price Increases on Cigars

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Greetings, apostles of Altadis. We got the word that Spanish-based cigar giant Altadis has announced price increases effective January 19, 2013. As a cigar smoker, you can usually expect cigar companies to make their annual price increases this time of year. Altadis for the last few years has been the first company of the year to raise prices. We at Habana Port only raise our prices if the manufacturer does (so please don’t complain to us). In a letter from Altadis to their retailers, the company states that “rising tobacco and manufacturing costs” are the reasons for the jump. In this letter they also announced new brands like Casa de Garcia (Nicaraguan Blend), Casa de Garcia (Red Blend) and H. Upmann Legacy. Finally, the letter revealed a new “trade program” that they will implement in 2013 called Tobacconist360. No other details were divulged as to what this program entails.

So if you are a fan of their brands like Romeo y Julieta, Montecristo, Trinidad, H. Upmann, Don Diego, Te-Amo, etc, come into our shop now while the prices are low. Come next Saturday, the cost to smoke these fine cigars unfortunately goes up.

Until the next post, siempre fumando,
Habana Port