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Nicaragua tobacco industry thrives on US

Monday, January 30, 2017


Cuba’s cigars may be more famous, but Nicaragua has its own growing reputation as a tobacco producer, boasting a sector that is a big exporter and employer, thanks mainly to US demand.

Esteli, a region in the north of the country, has the dark soil and tropical climate propitious for growing the big leafy tobacco plants. And there’s a lot of Cuban know-how on the farms.

Source: AFP