• 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
  • 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
  • Tobacco harvest to improve in Cuba in 2017

    (28 Feb 2017) Cuban officials say this year's tobacco harvest will far surpass the last two years' yield, ending what had been a potentially disastrous shortfall in production at a time of soaring worldwide demand for the country's popular cigars. Soaking rains that came too early, followed by drought conditions essentially wiped out last year's crop, following on the heels of bad yields in the previous year. Growing tourism and rising demand for the country's cigars leaves Cuban farmers hard pressed to meet demand. And the weather hasn't always cooperated. This year, officials and farmers say, will prove to be a bumper crop of tobacco for the island, with yields from the country's tobacco plantations in the north showing healthy gains. Exports of Cuban stogies reached more than 430 ...

    published: 05 Mar 2017
  • 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
  • Strain Hunters High Report - Somewhere in Africa 2016

    Mega outdoor Cannabis grow in Africa of Green House Seed Co. Super Lemon Haze, Kaia Kush, A.M.S. and GH Cheese. Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/greenhouseseedco To check out the strains and buy marijuana seeds online visit these links: Super Lemon Haze: https://shop.greenhouseseeds.nl/super-lemon-haze-feminised.html Kaia Kush: https://shop.greenhouseseeds.nl/kaia-kush-feminised.html A.M.S.: https://shop.greenhouseseeds.nl/ams-feminised.html Video by: https://www.instagram.com/dust_strainhunters/ Follow strain hunters on instagram: http://www.instagram.com/strainhunters

    published: 10 Jun 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
  • Smoking Weed with the President of Uruguay (Full Length)

    Watch the newest VICE feature on Fentanyl: The Drug Deadlier than Heroin: http://bit.ly/2aB2Ead Check Out The VICE Podcast with José Mujica: http://www.vice.com/read/the-vice-podcast-uruguays-president-jose-mujica At the end of 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana. VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu headed over to Uruguay to check out how the country is adjusting to a legally regulated marijuana market. Along the way, he meets up with Uruguay's president, José Mujica, to burn one down and talk about the president's goal of a chicken in every pot, a car in every garage, and six cannabis plants per household. Watch the first episode of SMOKEABLES: How to Make a Gravity Bong - http://bit.ly/28XSWBi Watch more episodes of Weediquette here: http:...

    published: 26 Apr 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Japan's Most Expensive Beef

    Wagyu (和牛肉) literally means "Japanese beef". MATSUSAKA wagyu is hailed as the greatest beef in Japan and we went to try it firsthand. ►Wadakin Restaurant ►► http://e-wadakin.co.jp/en/aboutus.htm Matsusaka City ►http://www.matsusaka-kanko.com/language/en/index/l Ise Sanjou / Ibuta-ji Temple ► https://goo.gl/H1sfqs Green Tea Shop ► http://www.miebrand.jp/en/html/tea.htm Orix Renta Car (cheap place to rent a car if you're in Matsusaka) ► (English site): http://car.orix.co.jp/eng/ ► (Matsusaka branch): https://goo.gl/2xtpX9

    published: 10 Dec 2016
  • PLACE: Colombian women own land

    Andrea Gomez, who was displaced three times during the violent conflict in Colombia, has returned home, thanks to the government's land restitution process. Gomez has received land title in her own name for the first time, irrevocably changing her life and that of her family. More than five decades of conflict have forced 6.7 million Colombians to flee their homes, many of them poor farmers, making the country home to the second biggest internally displaced population after Syria. The government estimates that up to 15 percent of Colombian territory has been abandoned or illegally acquired through violence, extortion and fraud. But now a national effort to restore ownership and tenure is unfolding as peace talks continue between the government and the FARC, the country's largest guerr...

    published: 30 Jun 2016
  • 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
  • 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
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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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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  • 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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Tobacco harvest to improve in Cuba in 2017

Tobacco harvest to improve in Cuba in 2017

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(28 Feb 2017) Cuban officials say this year's tobacco harvest will far surpass the last two years' yield, ending what had been a potentially disastrous shortfall in production at a time of soaring worldwide demand for the country's popular cigars. Soaking rains that came too early, followed by drought conditions essentially wiped out last year's crop, following on the heels of bad yields in the previous year. Growing tourism and rising demand for the country's cigars leaves Cuban farmers hard pressed to meet demand. And the weather hasn't always cooperated. This year, officials and farmers say, will prove to be a bumper crop of tobacco for the island, with yields from the country's tobacco plantations in the north showing healthy gains. Exports of Cuban stogies reached more than 430 million US dollars per year in 2016, with demand increasing both nationally and worldwide. Cruise ship tourists, US visitors and others are snapping up boxes of cigars in stores around the country. Distributors abroad are reporting record sales, making cigar sales an important source of foreign revenue for the cash-strapped government. The lush green fields in Pinar del Rio Province, some 140 kilometers (86.9 miles) north of Havana, are carpeted with healthy tobacco plants. One cooperative foreman says his workers have harvested 3 or four times what they were able to bring in last year. The drying sheds are full of tobacco leaves, waiting for the moment when they are transformed into hard currency for the country, a welcome development for Cuba's ailing economy. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b4852c8e35ddec3eba166a8a45ffd103 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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Strain Hunters High Report - Somewhere in Africa 2016

Strain Hunters High Report - Somewhere in Africa 2016

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Mega outdoor Cannabis grow in Africa of Green House Seed Co. Super Lemon Haze, Kaia Kush, A.M.S. and GH Cheese. Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/greenhouseseedco To check out the strains and buy marijuana seeds online visit these links: Super Lemon Haze: https://shop.greenhouseseeds.nl/super-lemon-haze-feminised.html Kaia Kush: https://shop.greenhouseseeds.nl/kaia-kush-feminised.html A.M.S.: https://shop.greenhouseseeds.nl/ams-feminised.html Video by: https://www.instagram.com/dust_strainhunters/ Follow strain hunters on instagram: http://www.instagram.com/strainhunters
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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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Smoking Weed with the President of Uruguay (Full Length)

Smoking Weed with the President of Uruguay (Full Length)

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Watch the newest VICE feature on Fentanyl: The Drug Deadlier than Heroin: http://bit.ly/2aB2Ead Check Out The VICE Podcast with José Mujica: http://www.vice.com/read/the-vice-podcast-uruguays-president-jose-mujica At the end of 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana. VICE correspondent Krishna Andavolu headed over to Uruguay to check out how the country is adjusting to a legally regulated marijuana market. Along the way, he meets up with Uruguay's president, José Mujica, to burn one down and talk about the president's goal of a chicken in every pot, a car in every garage, and six cannabis plants per household. Watch the first episode of SMOKEABLES: How to Make a Gravity Bong - http://bit.ly/28XSWBi Watch more episodes of Weediquette here: http://www.vice.com/weediquette-show Subscribe to VICE here! http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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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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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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Japan's Most Expensive Beef

Japan's Most Expensive Beef

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Wagyu (和牛肉) literally means "Japanese beef". MATSUSAKA wagyu is hailed as the greatest beef in Japan and we went to try it firsthand. ►Wadakin Restaurant ►► http://e-wadakin.co.jp/en/aboutus.htm Matsusaka City ►http://www.matsusaka-kanko.com/language/en/index/l Ise Sanjou / Ibuta-ji Temple ► https://goo.gl/H1sfqs Green Tea Shop ► http://www.miebrand.jp/en/html/tea.htm Orix Renta Car (cheap place to rent a car if you're in Matsusaka) ► (English site): http://car.orix.co.jp/eng/ ► (Matsusaka branch): https://goo.gl/2xtpX9
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PLACE: Colombian women own land

PLACE: Colombian women own land

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Andrea Gomez, who was displaced three times during the violent conflict in Colombia, has returned home, thanks to the government's land restitution process. Gomez has received land title in her own name for the first time, irrevocably changing her life and that of her family. More than five decades of conflict have forced 6.7 million Colombians to flee their homes, many of them poor farmers, making the country home to the second biggest internally displaced population after Syria. The government estimates that up to 15 percent of Colombian territory has been abandoned or illegally acquired through violence, extortion and fraud. But now a national effort to restore ownership and tenure is unfolding as peace talks continue between the government and the FARC, the country's largest guerrilla group, in Cuba. Read the full story at: http://news.trust.org/item/20160515230320-e30dx/ For vital land and property rights news,, information, videos, and analysis, please see PLACE: www.place.trust.org At the Thomson Reuters Foundation we act to promote socio-economic progress and the rule of law worldwide. We play a leading role in the fight against human trafficking. We use the skills, values, and expertise of Thomson Reuters to run programmes that trigger real change and empower people around the world. We tackle global issues. We achieve lasting impact. Read our news: http://news.trust.org/ Learn more: http://www.trust.org/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TR_Foundation or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thomson.Reut... Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License
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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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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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