Cuban cigars and rum can now be brought to America

Americas Now

U.S. President Barack Obama announced in January that American tourists can bring home $100 of rum and cigars from Cuba following the historic rapprochement between the two countries. The 17th Cigar Festival held in Havana was the first after the two countries started talks to normalize ties.

“It’s the first step in the right direction, but $100 means a handful of cigars, only a few. So we need Congress to lift the embargo and then we can treat each other as good neighbors,” said an American delegate in attendance.

Cuban cigars and rum can now be brought to America

U.S. President Barack Obama announced in January that American tourists can bring home $100 of rum and cigars from Cuba following the historic rapprochement between the two countries. The 17th Cigar Festival held in Havana was the first after the two countries started talks to normalize ties.