• Cuba's Best Tobacco Grower Gets a Raw Deal

    Feb. 26 -- The best-known tobacco grower in Cuba grows leaves that are used in some of the island's finest cigars. The government is the only buyer, so while Cuban growers are excited about potentially selling Cuban cigars to American smokers, the Cuban state may be the biggest beneficiary. --Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies a...

    published: 27 Feb 2015
  • CUBA: TOBACCO FARMERS HOPE TO SELL CIGARS TO USA

    Cuban tobacco growers welcome chance to sell cigars to Americans CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports. To License This Clip, Click Here: http://collection.cnn.com/content/clip/370258197_001.do

    published: 21 Jul 2016
  • Home Grown Cuba

    I went to Cuba to check out their legendary food growing and organics. Despite having little fuel and no machinery they are now leaders in organics and horticulture. Ireland has endless resouces to hand yet chooses to leave land unfarmed, when we have the potential to be compeditive food growers...and the rant goes on

    published: 01 Mar 2011
  • Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

    Travel video about destination Cuba. Basking in the Caribbean sun, the island of Cuba lies between sun and socialism, rumba and revolution. Havana is the capital. In 1553, the Spanish conquerors designated Havana’s harbour as a collection point for ships loaded with gold and silver from the new Spanish colonies and named the settlement, San Cristobal De La Habana.La Bodeguita Del Medio was once Hemmingway`s local and nowhere else is the ‘Mojito’ mixed better: three year old white rum, lime juice, soda, sugar, ice and mint. Whether it be the Teatro Marti, the Old Tobacco Factory, the famous Bacardi house, or the Floridita Bar, everywhere there is a feeling of nostalgia. When the Daiquiri is served, one almost expects Fidel Castro to be sitting at the next table. Pinar Del Rio is a small but...

    published: 21 Jun 2014
  • Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

    Travel video about destination Cuba. Basking in the Caribbean sun, the island of Cuba lies between sun and socialism, rumba and revolution. Havana is the capital. In 1553, the Spanish conquerors designated Havana’s harbor as a collection point for ships loaded with gold and silver from the new Spanish colonies and named the settlement, San Cristobal De La Habana.La Bodeguita Del Medio was once Hemmingway's local and nowhere else is the ‘Mojito’ mixed better. Whether it is the Teatro Marti, the Old Tobacco Factory, the famous Bacardi House, or the Floridita Bar, everywhere there is a feeling of nostalgia. When the Daiquiri is served, one almost expects Fidel Castro to be sitting at the next table.Pinar Del Rio is a small but busy town in which the Red Star and portraits of Che Guevara are o...

    published: 12 Aug 2013
  • Mexican and Cuban farmers hold meeting in Havana

    Mexican farmer leaders gathered in Havana with their fellow farmers from Cuba to exchange experiences regarding agricultural systems. During the meeting, the Mexican representatives criticised the North American Free Trade Agreement which was signed by Mexico, Canada and the United States. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net

    published: 18 Jul 2012
  • First direct China-Cuba flight lands in Havanna

    It's the first direct link to the Caribbean from anywhere in Asia. Senior Cuban government officials greeted the first direct flight from China to Cuba when it landed in Havana. CCTV America's Michael Voss reports.

    published: 28 Dec 2015
  • Farmers go back to basics to cut fuel costs

    (9 Aug 2009) SHOTLIST AP Television San Diego de los Banos, August 6, 2009 1. Zoom out farmer with oxen to tractor in field 2. Close up plow tilling soil 3. SOUNDBITE Omar Andalio, 37, Farmer: "Like President Raul Castro said in his speech, we have to make an offensive attack with our oxen and we need to save. We are in a time when saving is necessary. And that's what we're doing, we're going on the offensive with the oxen." AP Television Los Palacios, 06 August 2009: 4. Pan right man steering oxen-driven plow through filed 5.Tilt up from plow tilling to two sets of oxen and plows crossing in field 6. Zoom out farmers planting seeds in plowed field 7. SOUNDBITE Ricardo Martinez, 59, Farmer: "I think our Commander-in-Chief Raul Castro stated it well. We need to keep the land...

    published: 23 Jul 2015
  • Cocaine production in Colombia

    You can watch the full documentary on DocsOnline https://goo.gl/a0FLIL or on our OnDemand Vimeo channel https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thecocaineroute By buying this documentary on Vimeo you help us making these videos. Feel free to share our work! THIS FRAGMENT OF THE DOCUMENTARY "THE COCAINE ROUTE" IS FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT OWN THE MATERIAL EXCLUSIVELY, BUT HAVE A LICENSE CONTRACT FOR INTERNET STREAMING. If unavailable in your territory, or if you are interested in other license requests (feature movie, television, documentary, commercial...), please contact the distributor Javafilms: contact@javafilms.fr Story Cocaine production and trade are extremely high risk businesses. Nevertheless, in the past decennia, cocaine has become increasingly popular around the worl...

    published: 15 Apr 2014
  • Planting Sugar Cane in Florida like they do it in Cuba

    I plant some sugar cane in Florida as relayed to me by one of my Dad's neighbors who used to be a farmer in Cuba.

    published: 17 Dec 2013
  • Cuba promotes fish farms

    (11 May 2009) Havana, Cuba - April 17, 2009 1. Wide shot small fishing boats anchored in Havana with Morro Castle in background 2. Medium shot fishermen on boat returning to Havana 3. Zoom out fishermen tying boat with Morro Castle in background 4.Pan right Mamposton Aquaculture Center breeding tanks 5.Medium shot man starting pump 6.Medium shot pumps aerating breeding tanks 7.Wide shot water pumping into tank and worker feeding fish in background 8.Close up catfish jumping in tank while being fed 9.Medium shot worker feeding catfish 10.Wide shot net-covered breeding pools 11.Medium shot worker opening water spigot 12.Medium shot catfish in tank 13.Close up same 14.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Julio Baisre, Cuban Ministry of Fisheries: "Our ocean fishing resources are exploited to...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Vinales, Cuba - Touring a Tobacco Farm

    Join me while I explore a tobacco farm in Vinales, Cuba. For more about my experience, check out my blog post: http://wanderlustmegan.com/vinales-cuba-cigars/ Follow along on more of my adventures by following the links below: Facebook - WanderlustMegan: http://www.facebook.com/wanderlustmegan Twitter - http://twitter.com/WanderlustMegan Instagram - http://instagram.com/WanderlustMegan Travel Blog - http://www.wanderlustmegan.com

    published: 16 Feb 2015
  • Organic Homemade Mountain Coffee in Cuba

    A rare glimpse into Cuban mountain life. Homegrown, homemade, and organic mountain grown coffee.

    published: 15 Feb 2016
  • Statue Generalisimo Máximo Gómez y Báez in Havana, Cuba

    At the beginning of the Malecon you will find this large statue of Máximo Gómez y Báez (November 18, 1836 in Bani, Dominican Republic - June 17, 1905 in Havana. Cuba). He was a Dominican Major General in the Ten Years War (1868--1878). He was also Cuba`s's military commander in that country's War of Independence (1895--1898). Gomez retired from the Spanish Army and soon took up the rebel cause in 1868, helping transform the Cuban Army's military tactics and strategy from the conventional approach favored by Thomas Jordan and others. He gave the Cuban Mambises their most feared tactic: The "Machete Charge". On October 26, 1868 at Pinos de Baire, Gomez led a Machete Charge on foot, ambushing a Spanish column and obliterating it. The Spanish Army was terrified of these charges because the maj...

    published: 26 Jun 2014
  • a Shqipe N Duka film "Tobacco Grower"

    Soundtrack "Syte" Elina Duni

    published: 27 Apr 2016
  • Cuba authorises non-agricultural cooperatives as part of plan to open economy

    SHOTLIST Alamar, Cuba - 8 December 1. Exterior agricultural cooperative with sign reading: (Spanish) "Organic greenhouse Alamar: Point of Sale" 2. Woman selling vegetables in cooperative 3. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) No name given, cooperative customer: "Expensive, expensive, very expensive, yes expensive." (Question: And the quality?) "Average." 4. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) No name given, cooperative customer: "Given the quality and quantity of the products, it's pretty good." 5. Tilt up of vegetables and fruit on display 6. Various of farm workers picking lettuce Havana, Cuba - 7 December 2012 7. Wide exterior of "Le Chansonnier" restaurant 8. Various of kitchen staff preparing food 9. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Laura Escobar, Co-owner of Le Chansonnier restaurant: "In some cases,...

    published: 31 Jul 2015
  • USA: KENTUCKY: PRESIDENT CLINTON MEETS TOBACCO GROWERS

    English/Nat United States President Bill Clinton took his public relations battle against the tobacco industry into the heart of tobacco country on Thursday. Clinton met with tobacco growers in Kentucky in a bid to win them to his side. The tobacco industry is threatening to fight legislation before the U-S Congress that would impose tough penalties and a compensation fund of 506 (b) billion U-S dollars. Addressing a meeting of growers, health advocates and community leaders in Carroll County, President Clinton took his message to the heart of tobacco growing country. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Tobacco farmers have not done anything wrong. You're growing a legal crop, you're not doing the marketing of the tobacco to children." SUPER CAPTION: Bill Clinton, U-S President ...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Growing Growers Markets

    Peak Moment 9: Organic farmers John Drew and Mary Walker explore the power of growers markets where local growers sell to local consumers--less fuel, fresher goods. Don't miss Mary's original song live in the studio!

    published: 29 Oct 2006
  • CUBAN EVOLUTION 4 23 16

    WFLA's Keith Cate reports from Havana, Cuba during the historic visit by President Barack Obama in March, 2016.

    published: 26 Apr 2016
  • CUBA BEHIND THE CURTAIN

    Hosted by WFLA-TV anchor Keith Cate. Reporter Jeff Patterson and photojournalist Bob Hansen travel behind the curtain in Cuba as news breaks of a possible end to the trade embargo with the U.S. and an easing of travel restrictions. a look at the sights, sounds, culture and people of the island nation.

    published: 09 Apr 2015
  • Habano Festival taking place in the heartland of Cuban tobacco

    Exceptional soil conditions, a particular climate and the long experience of tobacco growers make the San Juan y Martinez massif the best land for the production of the leaves, which make Cuban cigars so admired. Participants in the XVIII Habano Festival toured on Tuesday the fields of the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio, considered as the place where the best tobacco leaves are harvested. The tour allowed visitors to appreciate the different stages of the tobacco crop, such as the sorting of leaves, their selection, the planting of seeds, and the drying process. Furthermore, they were able to appreciate the experience of the farmers, whose families have been in the business for years and uphold indisputable traditions that give the cigars their stamp of distinction. (Soundbite,...

    published: 03 Mar 2016
  • Peter Greenberg Worldwide: Tobacco Farming in Cuba

    Peter Greenberg Worldwide travel correspondent Alyssa Caverley recently traveled to Cuba where she learned the value of tobacco on individual families. Truly living "like a local", we traveled to the Vinales region of Cuba and met a local tobacco farming family who taught us the process and showed us the ins and outs of their day-to-day life.

    published: 01 May 2012
  • In search of Cuban coffee...

    Cubana London explores Cuba's world-leading coffee production. Cuba’s Caribbean mountains provide one of the world’s best coffee growing climates, where the coffee grows in rich, loamy soils under the shade of native trees, in a natural environment, tended by farmers who hand their skills down through generations. Cubana London (based in Waterloo & Smithfield) carefully roasts these special beans in small quantities to ensure freshness. The result is a light but strong coffee which epitomises the qualities of Cuba! Learn more about Cubana London's coffee culture: http://www.cubana.co.uk/coffee-roastery/

    published: 10 Sep 2015
  • The tobacco plantations Visits in Pinar del Río 2017

    Francisco Lazo Díaz tobacco plantations in San Juan y Martínez One of the most anticipated events within the Habano Festival is no doubt the visit to the world’s finest tobacco plantations in Pinar del Rio’s Vuelta Abajo, Cuba. This year was no exception and guests attending the number-one international gathering on premium cigars on the face of the earth took a closer look at tobacco as they learned how the leaves that are eventually rolled into habanos -a product that has become a tangible testimony of Cuban culture- are born in the first place. For some it was their first-time meeting with the larger-than-life plantations; for other it was a repeat. However, the visit allowed guests to see how the crop is harvested and learn straight from the planters’ mouths on tobacco production in ...

    published: 17 Mar 2017
Cuba's Best Tobacco Grower Gets a Raw Deal

Cuba's Best Tobacco Grower Gets a Raw Deal

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Feb. 26 -- The best-known tobacco grower in Cuba grows leaves that are used in some of the island's finest cigars. The government is the only buyer, so while Cuban growers are excited about potentially selling Cuban cigars to American smokers, the Cuban state may be the biggest beneficiary. --Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
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CUBA: TOBACCO FARMERS HOPE TO SELL CIGARS TO USA

CUBA: TOBACCO FARMERS HOPE TO SELL CIGARS TO USA

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Cuban tobacco growers welcome chance to sell cigars to Americans CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports. To License This Clip, Click Here: http://collection.cnn.com/content/clip/370258197_001.do
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Home Grown Cuba

Home Grown Cuba

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I went to Cuba to check out their legendary food growing and organics. Despite having little fuel and no machinery they are now leaders in organics and horticulture. Ireland has endless resouces to hand yet chooses to leave land unfarmed, when we have the potential to be compeditive food growers...and the rant goes on
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Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

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Travel video about destination Cuba. Basking in the Caribbean sun, the island of Cuba lies between sun and socialism, rumba and revolution. Havana is the capital. In 1553, the Spanish conquerors designated Havana’s harbour as a collection point for ships loaded with gold and silver from the new Spanish colonies and named the settlement, San Cristobal De La Habana.La Bodeguita Del Medio was once Hemmingway`s local and nowhere else is the ‘Mojito’ mixed better: three year old white rum, lime juice, soda, sugar, ice and mint. Whether it be the Teatro Marti, the Old Tobacco Factory, the famous Bacardi house, or the Floridita Bar, everywhere there is a feeling of nostalgia. When the Daiquiri is served, one almost expects Fidel Castro to be sitting at the next table. Pinar Del Rio is a small but busy town in which the Red Star and portraits of Che Guevara are displayed for all to see. In the old town, colourful houses with beautiful pillared corridors demonstrate the former wealth of the country’s independent tobacco growers. Time means little here. While observing life on the streets, one begins to think in the same relaxed tempo of the leisurely-smoked cigars. A visit to a tobacco factory is a must. Cuba’s cigars are world famous. Together with sugar, tobacco is the country’s most important export. The oldest geological formation in Cuba are the Mogotes, well-weathered limestone peaks which, supported by pillars, once covered a large complex of caves. Over many decades, subterranean rivers flooded the earth below and thus created these gigantic grottos. On seven manmade islands in the centre of the Cienaga De Zapata National Park, is the Indian village of Guama. This swampy nature reserve with its dense mangrove forest vegetation offers an ideal sanctuary for many rare water birds. No Cuban town has changed as little in two hundred years than that of Trinidad. In the 18th century, the city experienced great wealth and recognition due to the cultivation of sugar cane and the luxurious palaces and villas of the sugar barons still leave their mark on the city. Rich green tropical forests, tobacco country at the foot of mysterious mountain caves, humid tropical swamps, history, cigars and rum. Cuba is a colourful cocktail
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Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

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Travel video about destination Cuba. Basking in the Caribbean sun, the island of Cuba lies between sun and socialism, rumba and revolution. Havana is the capital. In 1553, the Spanish conquerors designated Havana’s harbor as a collection point for ships loaded with gold and silver from the new Spanish colonies and named the settlement, San Cristobal De La Habana.La Bodeguita Del Medio was once Hemmingway's local and nowhere else is the ‘Mojito’ mixed better. Whether it is the Teatro Marti, the Old Tobacco Factory, the famous Bacardi House, or the Floridita Bar, everywhere there is a feeling of nostalgia. When the Daiquiri is served, one almost expects Fidel Castro to be sitting at the next table.Pinar Del Rio is a small but busy town in which the Red Star and portraits of Che Guevara are on display for all to see. In the old town, colorful houses with beautiful pillared corridors demonstrate the former wealth of the country’s independent tobacco growers.A visit to a tobacco factory is a must. Cuba’s cigars are world famous. Together with sugar, tobacco is the country’s most important export.The oldest geological formation in Cuba are the Mogotes, well-weathered limestone peaks that, supported by pillars, once covered a large complex of caves.On seven manmade islands in the centre of the Ciénaga de Zapata National Park, is the Indian village of Guama. This swampy nature reserve, with its dense mangrove forest vegetation, is an ideal sanctuary for many rare water birds. Legend has it that the Siboney Indians sunk all their possessions in the Laguna Del Tesoro to protect their gold from the Spaniards.No Cuban town has changed as little in 200 years than that of Trinidad. In the 18th century, the city experienced great wealth and recognition due to the cultivation of sugar cane and the luxurious palaces and villas of the sugar barons still leave their mark on the city.Rich green tropical forests, tobacco country at the foot of mysterious mountain caves, humid tropical swamps, history, cigars and rum. Cuba is a colorful cocktail.
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Mexican and Cuban farmers hold meeting in Havana

Mexican and Cuban farmers hold meeting in Havana

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Mexican farmer leaders gathered in Havana with their fellow farmers from Cuba to exchange experiences regarding agricultural systems. During the meeting, the Mexican representatives criticised the North American Free Trade Agreement which was signed by Mexico, Canada and the United States. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net
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First direct China-Cuba flight lands in Havanna

First direct China-Cuba flight lands in Havanna

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It's the first direct link to the Caribbean from anywhere in Asia. Senior Cuban government officials greeted the first direct flight from China to Cuba when it landed in Havana. CCTV America's Michael Voss reports.
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Farmers go back to basics to cut fuel costs

Farmers go back to basics to cut fuel costs

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(9 Aug 2009) SHOTLIST AP Television San Diego de los Banos, August 6, 2009 1. Zoom out farmer with oxen to tractor in field 2. Close up plow tilling soil 3. SOUNDBITE Omar Andalio, 37, Farmer: "Like President Raul Castro said in his speech, we have to make an offensive attack with our oxen and we need to save. We are in a time when saving is necessary. And that's what we're doing, we're going on the offensive with the oxen." AP Television Los Palacios, 06 August 2009: 4. Pan right man steering oxen-driven plow through filed 5.Tilt up from plow tilling to two sets of oxen and plows crossing in field 6. Zoom out farmers planting seeds in plowed field 7. SOUNDBITE Ricardo Martinez, 59, Farmer: "I think our Commander-in-Chief Raul Castro stated it well. We need to keep the land producing, we need to keep planting so our country can continue to move ahead." 8. Medium shot woman harvesting sunflowers 9. SOUNDBITE Zenaida Leon, 52, Farmer: "We have to work a lot. We have to be in the sun from 7am until noon. If conditions were better, we would work until 5pm because we need to help the revolution. The revolution needs us more with every passing day." AP Television San Diego de los Banos, 06 August 2009: 10. Medium shot billboard on highway (Spanish) "Everything for the Revolution. Summer 2009" 11. Travelling shot from ox to tractor plowing field 12. Tilt down from passing tractor to plow being pulled 13. Zoom in tractor leaving filed followed by oxen STORYLINE Can an ox be a hero of the Cuban Revolution? Omar Andalio thinks so. The 37-year-old farmer with a state-run cooperative is proud of the two government-owned beasts he is coaxing through a sugarcane field in western Cuba. For reasons no one can remember, the plumper one is named Caramel, even though he's white, and his caramel-hued field-mate is known as Lightweight _ never mind that he's nearly 1,000 pounds. In China, 2009 is the Year of the Ox. The animal could be in for a big year in Cuba too, if Raul Castro has his way. "Like President Raul Castro said in his speech, we have to make an offensive attack with our oxen and we need to save. We are in a time when saving is necessary. And that's what we're doing, we're going on the offensive with the oxen" Andalio says. As the cash-strapped government looks to slash deficits and pay down debt, the president has said a yoke of oxen can often do the same work as gas-guzzling farming equipment. In an address before parliament, Castro said officials plan to expand a pilot program promoting small-scale farming which began last year. "For this program we should forget about tractors and fuel, even if we had enough. The idea is to work basically with oxen," he said. "An increasing number of growers have been doing exactly this with excellent results." Cuba gets nearly 100,000 free barrels of oil a day from Venezuela, but it can't afford to import more and thus has begun an aggressive campaign to conserve crude. "The whole topic of fuel is chaotic now and we are moving forward with Oxen," says Andalio, wearing a sweat-stained straw hat and nearly knee-length, black-rubber boots. He and 300 other state employees grow cane, low-quality tobacco, sweet potatoes and bananas in San Diego de los Banos, a town 95 miles (150 kilometers) west of Havana with stunning views of limestone mountains in the distance. The cooperative has 24 oxen and eight tractors _ two of which are clawing through nearby terrain cooked hard by a recent drought. Each tractor can do the work of five teams of oxen, according to Andalio Aid from Venezuela and governmental reforms have revived Cuba's economy, and this summer's austerity programs pale in comparison to the sacrifices of the 1990s. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/4ef92e0c2d0d6227d350c0363dc9ab53 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Cocaine production in Colombia

Cocaine production in Colombia

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You can watch the full documentary on DocsOnline https://goo.gl/a0FLIL or on our OnDemand Vimeo channel https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thecocaineroute By buying this documentary on Vimeo you help us making these videos. Feel free to share our work! THIS FRAGMENT OF THE DOCUMENTARY "THE COCAINE ROUTE" IS FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT OWN THE MATERIAL EXCLUSIVELY, BUT HAVE A LICENSE CONTRACT FOR INTERNET STREAMING. If unavailable in your territory, or if you are interested in other license requests (feature movie, television, documentary, commercial...), please contact the distributor Javafilms: contact@javafilms.fr Story Cocaine production and trade are extremely high risk businesses. Nevertheless, in the past decennia, cocaine has become increasingly popular around the world. How does this drug get from the producer to the consumers? For the last 40 years, Colombia has been the green heart of global cocaine production. The camera records the journey of the processed cocoa leaves from the jungles of Colombia to uptown Paris, resulting in dangerous situations and expressive footage.
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Planting Sugar Cane in Florida like they do it in Cuba

Planting Sugar Cane in Florida like they do it in Cuba

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I plant some sugar cane in Florida as relayed to me by one of my Dad's neighbors who used to be a farmer in Cuba.
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Cuba promotes fish farms

Cuba promotes fish farms

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(11 May 2009) Havana, Cuba - April 17, 2009 1. Wide shot small fishing boats anchored in Havana with Morro Castle in background 2. Medium shot fishermen on boat returning to Havana 3. Zoom out fishermen tying boat with Morro Castle in background 4.Pan right Mamposton Aquaculture Center breeding tanks 5.Medium shot man starting pump 6.Medium shot pumps aerating breeding tanks 7.Wide shot water pumping into tank and worker feeding fish in background 8.Close up catfish jumping in tank while being fed 9.Medium shot worker feeding catfish 10.Wide shot net-covered breeding pools 11.Medium shot worker opening water spigot 12.Medium shot catfish in tank 13.Close up same 14.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Julio Baisre, Cuban Ministry of Fisheries: "Our ocean fishing resources are exploited to the maximum. It is not possible to continue exploiting them because we run the risk of over-exploiting them. So we must move toward aquaculture. Between both types of aquaculture, the freshwater kind and the ocean variety, the freshwater one has a precedent, more advanced technology and it is easier." 15. Close up workers getting Tilapia fish from cage in tank 16. Medium same 17. Medium shot workers skimming indoor pools containing young catfish offspring 18. Close up workers using skimmers in pools 19. Close up young catfish 20. Medium shot water pipe dripping into tank 21. Close up small catfish in tank 22. Wide shot workers and scientists walking outside near large breeding tanks LEAD IN : Cuba is famous for its coastline and beautiful sea. But concern about the island's ability to feed its population in the future has led to the authorities investing in developing aquaculture with freshwater species, to replace imported fish. STORYLINE: The "Mamposton Aquaculture Center", consisting of 17 hectares in San Jose de las Lajas (30 kilometres outside of Havana) is a centre of excellence for fish farming, especially the catfish and the tilapia. "Mamposton" produces 300 metric tons of fish yearly. Of the 26 fish farms on the island, it is the largest. Authorities are hoping to save millions of dollars by replacing costly imports with locally produced fish. So why cultivate freshwater fish in reservoirs and tanks when approximately 6-thousand kilometres (3728 miles) of coastline surround the island? It may seem paradoxical, but local authorities assured AP that it is all "part of a strategy". According to Julio Baisre, special assistant to the recently restructured Fisheries Ministry of Cuba, the Cuban coastline is rich in beauty but poor as a food source. The ocean's greatest fish reserves are limited to four specific zones: South America, southern Africa, the Mediterranean, and the coast of California. More than 50% of the world's catch comes from those specific areas that amount to only 1% of the world's bodies of water. According to the last official numbers available from 2008, the volume of capture in Cuba for the year was 60,900 metric tons of fish (both freshwater and saltwater) and seafood (lobster and shrimp). In addition another 30,500 tons, came from freshwater fish farms. Cuba buys 30,000 additional tons on the international market to satisfy the country's needs. Authorities indicated that in 2007 Cuba spent 48-million U.S. dollars importing fish mostly destined for sale in the locally subsidised market. According to a recent report from the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation, F.A.O., Cuba lacks "sufficient infrastructure and qualified personnel" to work towards the promotion of aquaculture in the future. Cuba exports 81-million U.S. dollars in fish products, primarily lobster and shrimp. The island cultivates 3.6 tons of farmed shrimp destined for Europe. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/1676932e4002f94eb0b4a30608cb4f3a Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Vinales, Cuba - Touring a Tobacco Farm

Vinales, Cuba - Touring a Tobacco Farm

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Join me while I explore a tobacco farm in Vinales, Cuba. For more about my experience, check out my blog post: http://wanderlustmegan.com/vinales-cuba-cigars/ Follow along on more of my adventures by following the links below: Facebook - WanderlustMegan: http://www.facebook.com/wanderlustmegan Twitter - http://twitter.com/WanderlustMegan Instagram - http://instagram.com/WanderlustMegan Travel Blog - http://www.wanderlustmegan.com
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Organic Homemade Mountain Coffee in Cuba

Organic Homemade Mountain Coffee in Cuba

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A rare glimpse into Cuban mountain life. Homegrown, homemade, and organic mountain grown coffee.
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Statue Generalisimo Máximo Gómez y Báez in Havana, Cuba

Statue Generalisimo Máximo Gómez y Báez in Havana, Cuba

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At the beginning of the Malecon you will find this large statue of Máximo Gómez y Báez (November 18, 1836 in Bani, Dominican Republic - June 17, 1905 in Havana. Cuba). He was a Dominican Major General in the Ten Years War (1868--1878). He was also Cuba`s's military commander in that country's War of Independence (1895--1898). Gomez retired from the Spanish Army and soon took up the rebel cause in 1868, helping transform the Cuban Army's military tactics and strategy from the conventional approach favored by Thomas Jordan and others. He gave the Cuban Mambises their most feared tactic: The "Machete Charge". On October 26, 1868 at Pinos de Baire, Gomez led a Machete Charge on foot, ambushing a Spanish column and obliterating it. The Spanish Army was terrified of these charges because the majority (there were at least 200 Spanish casualties in the attack) were infantry troops, mainly conscripts, who were fearful of being cut down by the machetes. Because the Cuban Army always lacked sufficient munitions, the usual combat technique was to shoot once and then charge the Spanish. In 1871 Gómez led a campaign to clear Guantanamo from forces loyal to Spain, in particular the rich coffee growers - mostly of French descent whose their ancestors had fled from Haiti after the Haitians slaughtered the French. Gómez carried out a bloody but successful campaign, and most of his officers went on to become high-ranking officers, including Antonio and José Maceo, Adolfo Flor Crombet, Policarpo Pineda "Rustán", and many others. Following the death in combat of Major General Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz in May 1873, Gómez assumed the command of the military district of the province of Camaguey and its famed Cavalry Corps. Upon first inspecting the corps he concluded they were the best trained and disciplined in the nascent indigenous Cuban Army and would significantly contribute to the war for independence. Source: Wikipedia For more information about "Cuba...a special island" take a look at my blog: http://holidaycuba.blogspot.nl/
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a Shqipe N  Duka film "Tobacco Grower"

a Shqipe N Duka film "Tobacco Grower"

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Cuba authorises non-agricultural cooperatives as part of plan to open economy

Cuba authorises non-agricultural cooperatives as part of plan to open economy

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SHOTLIST Alamar, Cuba - 8 December 1. Exterior agricultural cooperative with sign reading: (Spanish) "Organic greenhouse Alamar: Point of Sale" 2. Woman selling vegetables in cooperative 3. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) No name given, cooperative customer: "Expensive, expensive, very expensive, yes expensive." (Question: And the quality?) "Average." 4. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) No name given, cooperative customer: "Given the quality and quantity of the products, it's pretty good." 5. Tilt up of vegetables and fruit on display 6. Various of farm workers picking lettuce Havana, Cuba - 7 December 2012 7. Wide exterior of "Le Chansonnier" restaurant 8. Various of kitchen staff preparing food 9. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Laura Escobar, Co-owner of Le Chansonnier restaurant: "In some cases, in the city, there are some small open spaces that sometimes we can pay someone to produce something for us, they can grow something under cover, cultivate a few things for us. But it's very complicated." 10. Wide interior of people eating in restaurant Havana, Cuba - 11 December 2012 11. Wide of private taxi stand in central Havana 12. Wide set-up shot of Antonio Leyva (left) walking 13. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Antonio Leyva, taxi owner: "Well, if the agricultural cooperatives do it, then I suppose they are getting some earnings out of it." 14. Wide interior of barber shop 15. Wide set-up shot of Teresa Ponte (centre) cutting hair 16. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Teresa Ponte, hairstylist: "I think the system of renting is very good. We will all benefit, the country as well as us individually. It's a good system." 17. Wide interior of barber shop 18. Wide of people walking in street past figure of St. Lazaro STORYLINE Cuba formally authorised the creation of its first non-agricultural cooperatives on Tuesday, a measure expected to permit the growth of midsize businesses as part of President Raul Castro's plan to open the economy to some liberalisation. While agricultural collectives have been around since the 1990s, these will be the first worker-run non-farm co-ops to exist after decades in which the Cuban state has controlled nearly the entire economy. It's too early to say whether Cuba's move towards more capitalism will pay off. The average salary for workers remains very low, with the average wage around 20-30 US dollars per month (15 to 23 euros/month). The low pay makes shopping at agricultural cooperatives a challenge for some. More than 200 co-ops will be established in an initial trial period in sectors from transportation and construction to fishing and services, Communist Party newspaper Granma reported. The state will also lease out businesses such as restaurants and repair shops for their employees to run cooperatively. The rules say a cooperative can be formed by three or more Cuban nationals. For restaurant owners, the challenges of finding goods and services make running a business highly unpredictable. "In some cases, in the city there are some small open spaces that sometimes we can pay someone to produce something for us. They can grow something under cover," said Havana restaurant owner Laura Escobar, "but it's very complicated." For other services, like hairdressers or barber shops, where the workers will be allowed to rent the establishments from the state, the picture is a bit brighter. "I think the system of renting is very good. We will all benefit, the country and us individually," said hairstylist Teresa Ponte while she gave a man a trim a barber shop in central Havana. Castro's five-year plan of gradual reform has seen other measures like the leasing of state land to independent growers, the legalised sale of cars and real estate and eased restrictions on travel. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ab25270a8b917b0f4abedf51c0a8d067 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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USA: KENTUCKY: PRESIDENT CLINTON MEETS TOBACCO GROWERS

USA: KENTUCKY: PRESIDENT CLINTON MEETS TOBACCO GROWERS

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English/Nat United States President Bill Clinton took his public relations battle against the tobacco industry into the heart of tobacco country on Thursday. Clinton met with tobacco growers in Kentucky in a bid to win them to his side. The tobacco industry is threatening to fight legislation before the U-S Congress that would impose tough penalties and a compensation fund of 506 (b) billion U-S dollars. Addressing a meeting of growers, health advocates and community leaders in Carroll County, President Clinton took his message to the heart of tobacco growing country. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Tobacco farmers have not done anything wrong. You're growing a legal crop, you're not doing the marketing of the tobacco to children." SUPER CAPTION: Bill Clinton, U-S President Invited to participate in the discussion, tobacco farmer Mattie Mack said that tobacco growing had been good for her and her family. And she made it clear she didn't want to be the scapegoat for cigarette companies. SOUNDBITE: (English) "We shouldn't be penalized on account of children smoking." SUPER CAPTION: Mattie Mack, Tobacco Grower Tobacco supports half of Kentucky's family farms and for his part, President Clinton told the meeting in the Kentuckiana Tobacco Warehouse that he would reject any anti- tobacco legislation that would "leave the farmers behind." The warehouse forum was followed by a speech to students at Carroll County High School. Both events were part of a strategy the White House hoped would increase pressure on the tobacco industry not to fight Congress as it moves to curb teen smoking and compensate states for smoking-related health care costs. A message that received a warm welcome from the students. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I don't want to put the tobacco companies out of business, I do want to put them out of the business of selling cigarettes to teenagers." SUPER CAPTION: Bill Clinton, US President But that's exactly what the cigarette manufacturers say the new laws would do. Five of the nation's biggest tobacco companies launched their own public-relations offensive, taking out full-page ads in leading newspapers. The ads read: "We agreed to change the way we do business, not to go out of business." They promised on Wednesday to fight any bid by Congress to raise prices and further restrict advertising. The industry and government had reached a settlement last June when the tobacco industry agreed with state attorneys general to pay 368 (b) billion U-S dollars over 25 years to settle 40 state lawsuits in exchange for reduced legal liability in future lawsuits. But Congress decided to write even tougher restrictions into legislation. The proposed amendments would require the industry to pay 506 (b) billion U-S dollars in compensation over 25 years and curb advertising. Bill Clinton urged the tobacco industry not to fight the new laws. SOUNDBITE:(English) "We have to have some financial incentives on them to in fact reduce the rate of teen smoking, otherwise we have done all this for nothing. I'm not just trying to raise a bunch of money for the sake of raising money or to raise the price of cigarettes, the goal is to make America's children healthy. But I think... and so I hope that they will reconsider because I am determined to get this done this year." SUPER CAPTION: Bill Clinton, US President Clinton wants to make the new laws even tougher, by sharpening penalties if teen smoking rates do not drop. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ce8eb9c99f084ebcd11d180d1062d81c Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Growing Growers Markets

Growing Growers Markets

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Peak Moment 9: Organic farmers John Drew and Mary Walker explore the power of growers markets where local growers sell to local consumers--less fuel, fresher goods. Don't miss Mary's original song live in the studio!
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CUBAN EVOLUTION 4 23 16

CUBAN EVOLUTION 4 23 16

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WFLA's Keith Cate reports from Havana, Cuba during the historic visit by President Barack Obama in March, 2016.
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CUBA BEHIND THE CURTAIN

CUBA BEHIND THE CURTAIN

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Hosted by WFLA-TV anchor Keith Cate. Reporter Jeff Patterson and photojournalist Bob Hansen travel behind the curtain in Cuba as news breaks of a possible end to the trade embargo with the U.S. and an easing of travel restrictions. a look at the sights, sounds, culture and people of the island nation.
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Habano Festival taking place in the heartland of Cuban tobacco

Habano Festival taking place in the heartland of Cuban tobacco

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Exceptional soil conditions, a particular climate and the long experience of tobacco growers make the San Juan y Martinez massif the best land for the production of the leaves, which make Cuban cigars so admired. Participants in the XVIII Habano Festival toured on Tuesday the fields of the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio, considered as the place where the best tobacco leaves are harvested. The tour allowed visitors to appreciate the different stages of the tobacco crop, such as the sorting of leaves, their selection, the planting of seeds, and the drying process. Furthermore, they were able to appreciate the experience of the farmers, whose families have been in the business for years and uphold indisputable traditions that give the cigars their stamp of distinction. (Soundbite, Spanish) Jose Hernandez, tobacco farmer "I have been surrounded by tobacco since I was a child. I have always known tobacco. Now, I think that things will change. The relations with the United States are changing so I think things will get better. " voiceover The Habano Festival is organized by Habanos SA, a joint venture between state-owned Cubatabaco and Altadis, the Franco-German subsidiary of British multinational Imperial Tobacco.
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Peter Greenberg Worldwide: Tobacco Farming in Cuba

Peter Greenberg Worldwide: Tobacco Farming in Cuba

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Peter Greenberg Worldwide travel correspondent Alyssa Caverley recently traveled to Cuba where she learned the value of tobacco on individual families. Truly living "like a local", we traveled to the Vinales region of Cuba and met a local tobacco farming family who taught us the process and showed us the ins and outs of their day-to-day life.
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In search of Cuban coffee...

In search of Cuban coffee...

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Cubana London explores Cuba's world-leading coffee production. Cuba’s Caribbean mountains provide one of the world’s best coffee growing climates, where the coffee grows in rich, loamy soils under the shade of native trees, in a natural environment, tended by farmers who hand their skills down through generations. Cubana London (based in Waterloo & Smithfield) carefully roasts these special beans in small quantities to ensure freshness. The result is a light but strong coffee which epitomises the qualities of Cuba! Learn more about Cubana London's coffee culture: http://www.cubana.co.uk/coffee-roastery/
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The tobacco plantations Visits  in Pinar del Río 2017

The tobacco plantations Visits in Pinar del Río 2017

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Francisco Lazo Díaz tobacco plantations in San Juan y Martínez One of the most anticipated events within the Habano Festival is no doubt the visit to the world’s finest tobacco plantations in Pinar del Rio’s Vuelta Abajo, Cuba. This year was no exception and guests attending the number-one international gathering on premium cigars on the face of the earth took a closer look at tobacco as they learned how the leaves that are eventually rolled into habanos -a product that has become a tangible testimony of Cuban culture- are born in the first place. For some it was their first-time meeting with the larger-than-life plantations; for other it was a repeat. However, the visit allowed guests to see how the crop is harvested and learn straight from the planters’ mouths on tobacco production in that special neck of the woods. This time around, the adventurous attendees visited the Cooperativa de Créditos y Servivios (CCS) V Congreso del Partido, run by producer Francisco Lazo Díaz in San Juan y Martínez. This cooperative is tasked with harvesting shade-grown tobacco whose wrappers are used in the making of habanos. According to what several tobacco growers said, 2017 has been off to a great start, with great weather conditions for the crop, a situation that bodes well for this year’s outputs and is music to the ears of those who plan on attending habano festivals in coming years, and of course, for whoever loves the world’s top-of-the-line cigars.
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