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Cigar Aficionado: U.S. Tightens Sanctions On Cuba, Bars Americans From Buying Cuban Rum, Cigars

September 24, 2020

Americans will no longer be allowed to buy Cuban cigars, Cuban rum, or to stay in Cuban hotels, President Trump announced in a White House speech yesterday. New U.S. sanctions leveled against Cuba have removed the permission for Americans traveling abroad to buy Cuba’s most famous exports, and also ban future U.S. travelers from staying at any government-owned hotels on the island—a restriction that essentially forces all future U.S. visitors to stay in Airbnb-style lodgings in private homes, since the Cuban state holds full or majority ownership in all Cuban hotels. The new laws take effect today. Cigar Aficionado has the full story.—Peter Kornbluh

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