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Behind the Lens: Richard Gwin goes to Nicaragua

Visiting a cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, near the Honduran border, I noticed this man counting cigars. I asked my friend what was different about him: “He’s Cuban,” my friend said. The Cubans are a smart bunch. They sell their tobacco to Nicaragua, and this factory uses it to make 180,000 cigars a month to export, possibly to the U.S.


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