Alejandro Robaina - Cuban cigar legend dies aged 91

Mr Robaina, the only grower to have a brand of Cuban cigars named after him, had been a roving ambassador for the country's state-run cigar industry.

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The Ultimate Counterfeit

Cuban cigars are regarded as one of life's most indulgent luxuries. Each year their production falls far short of the worldwide demand for these premium vitolas. They are highly sought after by both the aficionado and the novice, and as a result, they routinely cost in excess of $20 US dollars for a single double corona. Add to that equation that the importation of Havanas is illegal in the wealthiest country in the world, the United States, and you have a scenario ripe for counterfeiters. The potential profit from selling fake Cuban cigars is immense, particularly in the US, and don't think for a second that the less honorable in our society don't take advantage of this fact.


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