A Legendary Montecristo

A Legendary Montecristo

By Alexander Britell The mere act of opening it is a ceremony. It comes in a wooden box, its name inscribed on the side. You slide out the wooden cover, peel away the wax paper and retrieve one of the most legendary cigars in the pantheon of Habanos: the Montecristo A. This isn’t a cigar … Read more

Under Trump’s New Rules, American Travelers To Cuba Must Be Accompanied And Surveilled For Compliance

Under Trump’s New Rules, American Travelers To Cuba Must Be Accompanied And Surveilled For Compliance

In an effort designed to protect Americans from the ills of communism, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration announced it is implementing changes that will “channel economic activities” away from Cuba’s security infrastructure and impose travel and business limitations on Americans who travel there. Cuba is the only country in the world (other than N. Korea) … Read more

Here Is OFAC’s List Of Offending Cuban Entities Americans Are Barred From Doing Business With

Here Is OFAC’s List Of Offending Cuban Entities Americans Are Barred From Doing Business With

Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued more guidance in relation to President Trump’s policy changes with respect to Cuba. Below is the U.S. Department of State’s list of entities and sub-entities under the control of, or acting for or on behalf of, the Cuban military, intelligence, or security … Read more

Regent Seven Seas Adding Cuba Calls

Regent Seven Seas Adding Cuba Calls

By Dana Niland Cuba Journal Contributor Regent Seven Seas Cruises is adding Cuba calls to six itineraries in the line’s 2018-19 Caribbean season. Travelers can visit Havana on select itineraries aboard Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager and Seven Seas Navigator, which depart Miami from October 2018 through March 2019. Guests on these voyages can … Read more

More Than 50 Years OF Questions, Conspiracies And Cuba: The JFK Files

More Than 50 Years OF Questions, Conspiracies And Cuba: The JFK Files

Last week, the U.S. government released thousands of pages of previously classified documents about the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Almost all of the documents were released automatically under the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Record Collections Act of 1992. Trump confirmed on Saturday that he would allow for the release … Read more

Habanos Introduces Retro Design In Newest Addition To Its Cigar Portfolio

Habanos Introduces Retro Design In Newest Addition To Its Cigar Portfolio

Habanos, S.A will introduce its newest product at the 35th Edition of the Havana International Fair (FIHAV 2017) on October 30th. The new Línea Retro will be marketed through two products, Partagás Capitols and Romeo y Julieta Club Kings.  The new addition boasts retro design combined with modern features. The new Línea Retro stands out … Read more

Regret And Hope Define Latest Move By U.S. State Department To Expel Cuban Diplomats

Regret And Hope Define Latest Move By U.S. State Department To Expel Cuban Diplomats

Earlier this week, the most recent conflict between the U.S. and Cuba escalated to include the expulsion of 15 officials from the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. A senior State Department official told reporters Tuesday the Cuban diplomats have seven days to leave the country. The announcement comes less than a week after the U.S. … Read more