Lifting the #Blockade, the #US Best Possible Deal with #Cuba

Published by Alma

By Martha Andres Roman/Prensa Latina

If U.S. President Donald Trump wants a ”better deal” with Cuba, he should continue the rapprochement and lift all aspects of the blockade, the journalist and activist Cheryl LaBash said here.

LaBash, who promotes ties with Cuba and is the co-president of the National Network on Cuba in the United States (NNOC) referred in those terms to the decision by the Republican president to reverse aspects of the U.S. opening policy on Cuba started by the previous administration.

Trump said a week ago in Miami, Florida, that his executive order to restrict U.S. citizens’ travels to Cuba further and to limit trade and business was seeking a ‘better deal’ for the Cuban people and for the United States.

However, in an interview with Prensa Latina, LaBash noted that if the president really wanted that, he should not only keep the rapprochement with Cuba but also eliminate all aspects of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington for 55 years.

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XVIII Festival del Habano in Cuba with the best tobacco and musical talent (+ video)

By Alma 

The 18th edition of the Habanos Festival, will be held from today to March 4, and will present the most important launches for 2016. This year, Cohiba, the world’s most distinguished and exclusive Habanos brand, will play a special role because of its 50th Anniversary.

To celebrate this milestone, new launches are going to be featured, including special editions and new product releases in the regular portfolios. The Hoyo de Monterrey brand will also have a significant presence during the Festival, with the presentation of Reserva Cosecha 2012. The Cuaba brand, celebrating its 20 Anniversary, will be launching an exclusive special edition for La Casa del Habano and the H. Upmann brand will introduce a significant addition to its regular line.

Also, the Festival will reveal the 2016 Limited Editions of Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta and Trinidad brands. Finally, the Habanos Añejos product line will announce two recent releases:Partagás Coronas Gordas Añejados and Hoyo de Monterrey Hermosos Nº4 Añejados. Sigue leyendo