Obama lifts ban on Cuban cigars and rum

The Obama administration announced a round of executive actions today aimed at increasing trade and travel with Cuba. Chief among them (as far as we’re concerned): travelers can now legally bring Cuban cigars and rum into the U.S. The new rule goes into effect on Monday and stipulates that individuals can purchase unlimited quantities of Cuban … [ Read more]

Cuba is running out of beer

More American tourists are visiting to Cuba thanks to eased travel restrictions, and they’re bringing with them a thirst for beer. So much so that the Caribbean nation’s state-run brewery, Cerveceria Bucanero, is having trouble keeping stores stocked with the Cristal and Bucanero brands. According to a report in the Guardian, “local media reported that Cuba’s breweries … [ Read more]