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Terrorism Drying Up U.S. Cuban Cigar Supply

Cubans: Seizures

Just in time for the holidays. The recent seizures by U.S. Customs officials of 100,000 actual and suspected Cuban cigars at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport may effectively close one of the easier, yet illegal and illicit, routes to bring habanos into the U.S. ... and even have them delivered to one's door. Customs and Border Protection’s Chicago field office seized the large amount of the prized stogies last month. The cigars came into the U.S. through O'Hare mainly as parts of … [Read more...]

19 Ways to Get on Cuba’s Good Side


Cuba is reaching out to the US—in a backhanded way—to help its ailing economy. Read the story, and discuss the implications, in this Impact story ... ¶ After sending more than a half-million people to the unemployment line in an effort to light a fire under its economy, the Cuban government appears to be wooing the US government and its citizens' greenbacks, almost 50 years after the start of the US embargo of Cuba. In its annual rebuke of the embargo, Cuba also included a first: A … [Read more...]