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Paper thin profits - supplying Cuba's cigar industry

Paper thin profits
  • Crops and outcrops
  • Plough on
  • By hoof and hand
  • Size matters
  • Hung out to dry
  • Paper thin profits
  • Quality guaranteed
  • Cigar country
  • National pride

Paper thin profits

Farmers are required to sell 90 per cent of their dried tobacco leaves to the government, for which they receive around US$10 per 100 pounds of leaf. They keep some leaves for their own consumption and for visitors.



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