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In search of Cuban cigars

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 02, 2009

A pair of intrepid Americans go in search of authentic Cuban cigars in Cuba. It took them awhile to find them.

Revolutionary Cuba embraces an icon of the world’s captains of capital. The United States outlaws that icon because it’s commie-made, raising its price on the free market and increasing its value to the very state the embargo is meant to undermine. So the nations seesaw their supposedly opposing ideologies on the famed habanero. Perhaps, we thought, we could find a Cuban who’d tell us what Cubans made of these paradoxes, preferably over a smoke.

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