• 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
  • 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
  • This filmmaker followed 45 years of change in Cuban life

    In 1974, intrigued by the promises of communism, then-24-year-old Jon Alpert sailed illegally to Cuba. For the next 45 years, the New York City filmmaker made regular trips to the island, documenting post-revolution Cuba through the daily lives of three families. The NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker spoke to Alpert, whose work will appear in the Netflix documentary, “Cuba and the Cameraman.”

    published: 25 Nov 2017
  • 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
  • Welcome to Cuba - The Robaina Family Farm

    Hirochi Robaina is one of the most esteemed tobacco growers in Cuba, coming from a long heritage in the industry. During a recent trip we took to Cuba, Mr. Robaina showed us around his farms. Not only does he make top-shelf Cuban cigars, he also has a factory in Nicaragua where he practices the art of cigar-making. You can find them here: https://www.thompsoncigar.com/category/CIGAR-BRANDS/HIROCHI-ROBINA/11830/pc/9833.uts

    published: 28 Sep 2017
  • Inside Bolivia's Legal Cocaine Factories

    Cocaine Factories - Bolivia - The Bolivian government's new stance on Coca leaf plantations being legal, has the USA worried about the consequences. For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=57110 Evo Morales swept to power promising a social revolution which included legalising coca cultivation. A year on, America is so worried Bolivia is becoming a 'Narco State', it's slashed funding. "These are the coca leaves that we step on. This is the paste", states Roberto, showing us around his cocaine factory in the jungle. Promoting alternative uses of coca, such as in tea, is the heart of the government's policy. "The coca leaf is a cultural issue and part of our identity", explains Minister Felipe Casares. Officially, the jungles of Bolivia are producing fewer...

    published: 15 Oct 2007
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • US Farmers Plow Through Uncertain Trade Environment

    Many Americans in rural parts of the United States voted to elect Donald Trump as president in 2016, despite his stance against trade agreements. In the wake of the President Trump's announcement to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, or TPP, and now curbing trade with Cuba, VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports on how farmers in the Midwest state of Illinois are reacting, and adjusting, to the uncertain road ahead. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/3920826.html

    published: 29 Jun 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cuba Tour- Organic Farm in Vinales, Pinar del Rio

    Organic farming isn’t a trend in Cuba, it’s a necessity. Without access to pesticides, every resourceful farmer has become an expert in growing practically everything organic. Wilfredo, owner of El Paraiso Finca (Farm) specializes in growing purely organic vegetables and fruits. You can experience the wonderful Cuban cuisine at the Paraiso where traditional roasted pork along with rice and beans is their specialty. To visit Cuba on your next people to people educational program contact us. For more information about legal travel to Cuba from the USA visit our website at www.cubatravelservices.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cubatravelservices Twitter: https://twitter.com/cubatravelserv Site: http://cubatravelservices.com/ http://www.cubatravelservices.com/blog http://courtn...

    published: 03 Mar 2015
  • Americas Now-On a Roll - "Light me another Cuban."

    Senior Latin America Correspondent Michael Voss tours a tobacco factory in Cuba, where growers carefully put together -- one leaf at time -- the famous Cuban Cigar.

    published: 21 Aug 2012
  • 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
  • Cubans face 15 cents per gallon increase in gasoline prices

    (27 Sep 2010) 1. Wide of Havana skyline and Malecon Avenue 2. Traffic on Malecon Avenue 3. Wide of petrol station 4. Mid of car at pump and driver reading price increase notice 5. Mid of man reading notice on pump 6. Close up notice on pump listing new petrol prices 7. Mid of classic car taxi passing in front of many parked classic taxis 8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Francisco Hernandez, Havana Resident: "I imagine that the taxis will have to raise their prices for trips. Otherwise, how are they going to work?" 9. Low shot of traffic 10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) No name given, private taxi driver: "Everything! It affects everything, everything! From the moment you get up in the morning you are disgusted because you have to pay 10 cents more and you must pay it in hard currency, but you ca...

    published: 28 Jul 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 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
  • Rubio discusses Puerto Rico, Cuba on Face the Nation

    published: 01 Oct 2017
  • Top 10 Sugar Producing Countries Of The World

    Top 10 Sugar Producing Countries Of The World list 2017 How mush produced sugar in one year full details by noman ali shah 5. Pakistan (63,800 TMT) In Pakistan, sugarcane is a major cash crop and a source of employment for more than 9 million Pakistanis. Naturally, sugarcane help drive the export economy of Pakistan to a significant degree. Although existing mills are efficient in terms of their capacity, Pakistan's government has taken many initiatives in the past to increase the country's overall production. These initiatives have boosted the overall sugarcane production, and because of these the country know realizes an annual production of 63,800 thousand metric tons of the commodity. This gives Pakistan a reputation as being one of the top five sugarcane producers across the entir...

    published: 13 Feb 2017
  • Organic Homemade Mountain Coffee in Cuba

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

    published: 15 Feb 2016
  • 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
  • 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
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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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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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This filmmaker followed 45 years of change in Cuban life

This filmmaker followed 45 years of change in Cuban life

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  • Updated: 25 Nov 2017
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In 1974, intrigued by the promises of communism, then-24-year-old Jon Alpert sailed illegally to Cuba. For the next 45 years, the New York City filmmaker made regular trips to the island, documenting post-revolution Cuba through the daily lives of three families. The NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker spoke to Alpert, whose work will appear in the Netflix documentary, “Cuba and the Cameraman.”
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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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Welcome to Cuba - The Robaina Family Farm

Welcome to Cuba - The Robaina Family Farm

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Hirochi Robaina is one of the most esteemed tobacco growers in Cuba, coming from a long heritage in the industry. During a recent trip we took to Cuba, Mr. Robaina showed us around his farms. Not only does he make top-shelf Cuban cigars, he also has a factory in Nicaragua where he practices the art of cigar-making. You can find them here: https://www.thompsoncigar.com/category/CIGAR-BRANDS/HIROCHI-ROBINA/11830/pc/9833.uts
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Inside Bolivia's Legal Cocaine Factories

Inside Bolivia's Legal Cocaine Factories

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  • Updated: 15 Oct 2007
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Cocaine Factories - Bolivia - The Bolivian government's new stance on Coca leaf plantations being legal, has the USA worried about the consequences. For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=57110 Evo Morales swept to power promising a social revolution which included legalising coca cultivation. A year on, America is so worried Bolivia is becoming a 'Narco State', it's slashed funding. "These are the coca leaves that we step on. This is the paste", states Roberto, showing us around his cocaine factory in the jungle. Promoting alternative uses of coca, such as in tea, is the heart of the government's policy. "The coca leaf is a cultural issue and part of our identity", explains Minister Felipe Casares. Officially, the jungles of Bolivia are producing fewer tonnes of cocaine paste. But Morales' policy of 'Coca Yes, Cocaine No' has the sceptics worried. As Senator Rafael Loayez states; "If we have this very permissive policy, we are going to have a problem with drug trafficking." Produced by Native Voice Films. Ref - 3348 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

Cuba Vacation Travel Video Guide

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  • Updated: 21 Jun 2014
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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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  • Updated: 12 Aug 2013
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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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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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  • Updated: 31 Jul 2015
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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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Cocaine production in Colombia

Cocaine production in Colombia

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  • Updated: 15 Apr 2014
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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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US Farmers Plow Through Uncertain Trade Environment

US Farmers Plow Through Uncertain Trade Environment

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Many Americans in rural parts of the United States voted to elect Donald Trump as president in 2016, despite his stance against trade agreements. In the wake of the President Trump's announcement to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, or TPP, and now curbing trade with Cuba, VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports on how farmers in the Midwest state of Illinois are reacting, and adjusting, to the uncertain road ahead. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/3920826.html
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Growing Growers Markets

Growing Growers Markets

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  • Updated: 29 Oct 2006
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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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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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Cuba Tour- Organic Farm in Vinales, Pinar del Rio

Cuba Tour- Organic Farm in Vinales, Pinar del Rio

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Organic farming isn’t a trend in Cuba, it’s a necessity. Without access to pesticides, every resourceful farmer has become an expert in growing practically everything organic. Wilfredo, owner of El Paraiso Finca (Farm) specializes in growing purely organic vegetables and fruits. You can experience the wonderful Cuban cuisine at the Paraiso where traditional roasted pork along with rice and beans is their specialty. To visit Cuba on your next people to people educational program contact us. For more information about legal travel to Cuba from the USA visit our website at www.cubatravelservices.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cubatravelservices Twitter: https://twitter.com/cubatravelserv Site: http://cubatravelservices.com/ http://www.cubatravelservices.com/blog http://courtneyscott.tv/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDDpoMTAr_w&feature=youtu.be
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Americas Now-On a Roll - "Light me another Cuban."

Americas Now-On a Roll - "Light me another Cuban."

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Senior Latin America Correspondent Michael Voss tours a tobacco factory in Cuba, where growers carefully put together -- one leaf at time -- the famous Cuban Cigar.
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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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Cubans face 15 cents per gallon increase in gasoline prices

Cubans face 15 cents per gallon increase in gasoline prices

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(27 Sep 2010) 1. Wide of Havana skyline and Malecon Avenue 2. Traffic on Malecon Avenue 3. Wide of petrol station 4. Mid of car at pump and driver reading price increase notice 5. Mid of man reading notice on pump 6. Close up notice on pump listing new petrol prices 7. Mid of classic car taxi passing in front of many parked classic taxis 8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Francisco Hernandez, Havana Resident: "I imagine that the taxis will have to raise their prices for trips. Otherwise, how are they going to work?" 9. Low shot of traffic 10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) No name given, private taxi driver: "Everything! It affects everything, everything! From the moment you get up in the morning you are disgusted because you have to pay 10 cents more and you must pay it in hard currency, but you cannot charge the fares in hard currency! So, what are you going to do?" 11. Man filling up car 12. Close of meter on pump 13. Wide of Monumental Highway outside Havana 14. Mid of State-owned fruit and vegetable stall 15. Pull out of hanging garlic 16. Woman hanging garlic 17. Man stacking crates of bananas 18. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Mauritania Oviedo, State Agriculture Representative and Stand Manager: "We sell by supply and demand. Farmers come here, people who grow fruit in their backyards and we buy from them. Then we sell it at an adequate price." 19. Pan of roadside stall STORYLINE Cuba has upped already-high gasoline prices by about 10 percent amid sweeping changes to the economy, a move that led to grumbling among cash-strapped islanders, particularly private taxi drivers who are not allowed to raise their own prices. The government also announced that they would extend the right across the island for small farmers and home growers to sell their crops directly to the public. The changes, which took effect on Monday, were announced in the Communist Party-newspaper Granma, which cited rising international prices for the gasoline move. It was the first time prices have risen since September 2008, when crude oil internationally sold for about a third more than it does now. The cost of diesel fuel - used by many of the old cars that populate Cuba's streets - rose to 1.19 US dollars a litre, about 11 cents a litre higher than previously. The highest octane fuel rose even more to 1.73 US dollars a litre, from 1.51 US dollars a litre. The prices approach those paid in Europe and are apparently the highest in the hemisphere, topping pump prices in Brazil and Bermuda. They are a fortune for Cubans who make the average salary of just 20 US dollars a month. But the changes are not likely to effect many islanders, a reason why past gas hikes here have not led to unrest, as they sometimes do in other developing countries. Few people on the island own a car, and those lucky enough to have been issued with a vehicle through their state-run companies usually have a monthly quota of gas paid through work. The government heavily subsidises the public transportation system on which most Cubans rely, and it did not announce an increase in those prices. Those who will take a hit are the thousands of private taxi drivers who use gas-guzzling American clunkers from the 1950s or rusting cars from former Eastern Bloc countries to ferry people along set routes to and from work. In most cases, the price they charge is set at 10 pesos (about 50 cents). Even before the price hikes, many complained that high fuel costs meant it didn't pay to cruise the city looking for a fare. The gas price hikes come as the government is seeking to transform its socialist economy into a system that includes more private workers and more reliance on prices to regulate supply and demand. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/738508c6bcca17aedd9a3642f13ba0ff Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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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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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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Rubio discusses Puerto Rico,  Cuba on Face the Nation

Rubio discusses Puerto Rico, Cuba on Face the Nation

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Top 10 Sugar Producing Countries Of The World

Top 10 Sugar Producing Countries Of The World

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Top 10 Sugar Producing Countries Of The World list 2017 How mush produced sugar in one year full details by noman ali shah 5. Pakistan (63,800 TMT) In Pakistan, sugarcane is a major cash crop and a source of employment for more than 9 million Pakistanis. Naturally, sugarcane help drive the export economy of Pakistan to a significant degree. Although existing mills are efficient in terms of their capacity, Pakistan's government has taken many initiatives in the past to increase the country's overall production. These initiatives have boosted the overall sugarcane production, and because of these the country know realizes an annual production of 63,800 thousand metric tons of the commodity. This gives Pakistan a reputation as being one of the top five sugarcane producers across the entire world. The country exports sugar to the neighboring countries of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and other central Asian countries. 4. Thailand (100,100 TMT) The annual production of sugarcane has been increasing steadily in Thailand over the last few years. Ideal rainfall distribution, improved cane varieties, and increased use of fertilizers has contributed a lot towards this increase in Thai sugarcane production. Moreover, stable returns from the commercial crop have led to an increase of the sugarcane cultivation area. Its overall export of refined sugar has also now risen considerably because of such factors as a relatively low demand for sugar in Thai domestic markets and inherently low shipping costs to other large Asian economies. Thailand exports sugar to a large number of countries, of which the most prominent ones are China, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and Japan. It is also a major exporter of molasses products obtained from sugarcane syrups and solids. 3. China (125,500 TMT) An estimated 80 percent of sugar production in China comes from the sugarcane grown in its South and Southwest regions. In fact, the country has a long history of sugarcane cultivation. The earliest records of such suggest that in the 4th century BC, Chinese people were already knowledgeable regarding sugarcane cultivation. However, they did not become proficiently familiar with sugar refining techniques until much later, around 645 AD. Despite being one of the largest producers, China, in order to meet its high domestic demand, imports sugar from other countries as well. Namely, the chief among these are Brazil, Thailand, Australia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cuba. Currently, the country is the largest market for sugar sourced from Myanmar. The country has also plunged into the production of ethanol from sugarcane as a full-fledged affair in order to help meet the rising fuel demand of its vast population. 2. India (341,200 TMT) In India, the states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Bihar produce the maximum quantities of sugarcane. An annual produce of 341,400 TMT was estimated in the year 2015. It is not, however, any wonder that India is one of the largest exporters of sugar worldwide. In India, sugarcane is cultivated for the production of crystal sugar, jaggery (Gur), and numerous alcoholic beverages. It is estimated that the nation's sugarcane industry provides employment for more than 6 million Indians. The country exports sugar to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Somalia, Sudan, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates. India’s sugar export to Iran is declining, however, especially over the past few years. 1. Brazil (739,300 TMT) Brazil tops the list of sugarcane producers, with an annual production of 739,300 thousand metric tons. The South-Central region of Brazil is accountable for more than 90 percent of this national production output. Sugar is the main product sourced from the sugarcane cultivated in this country. However, production of ethanol from residual molasses is now growing more popular, as ethanol is used as a fuel to power automobiles, which Brazilians are owning in larger numbers. Recently, the country has challenged sugar subsidies given by the Thai Government to the sugarcane producers at the World Trade Organization (WTO). These subsidies are likely to affect the global sugar pricing and Brazil's sugarcane market share everywhere.
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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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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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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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