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  1. 4 hours ago, MrBirdman said:

    Thank you for sharing @Nino, any comment on whether this has been a good growing season elsewhere too, or are these leaves more an index of their skills than the weather?

    I would say that this season so far has been a good one, but let's await the overall results by late March.
    Indeed some farms are more skilled than others but overall in La Meca del Tabaco ( Vuelta Abajo ) the farms are quite competent.

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  2. 4 hours ago, Fuzz said:

    Gotta wonder how effective the Cuban vaccines Sober02/SoberPlus/Paula Abdul are against Omicron.

    Last 3 days Cuba has had a surge at over 2500 cases a day.

    Ómicron does not forgive Cuba: three days in a row with more than 2,500 cases of Covid-19
    A woman in Villa Clara died of complications derived from the disease, according to the MINSAP report

    "For Covid-19, a total of 35,815 samples were made for surveillance during the day, resulting in 2,685 positive. The country accumulates 12,243,000 samples carried out and 982,614 positive. At the close of yesterday, January 10, they have been admitted 21,626 patients, 10,293 suspects, 197 under surveillance and 11,136 confirmed active, "the MINSAP reported.

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  3. 34 minutes ago, Corylax18 said:

    I thought it seemed a bit early to be harvesting (its usually late February-Early March) But Hector must have planted that Shade tobacco in early November, maybe even late October. 

    He definitely did two separate plantings. I cant wait to ask him why! 

    I have asked my friend if they are first or second planting and when they'll be harvested and will report back.

  4. 41 minutes ago, Islandboy said:

    This makes perfect sense to me. I’ve recently read testimony from at least one source of so-called “expert” insight that suggested all of the superior product from any given farm goes to HSA, and what’s left for the farm rolls is low quality. I just chuckled when I read palate knew better.

    Yep, makes perfect sense for the farmer to give his best product ( and his virgin daughter ) to the state/HSA and keep the crumbs for himself - that must have been one hell of a smart "expert" ... Irony off  :-)

    You are right to chuckle, I would have rolled my eyes.


  5. 2 minutes ago, Corylax18 said:

    That's not what I said. I would obviously prefer that Cuba had a real import/export industry beyond stuffing the cargo holds of the few commercial airliners that are still flying back and forth between Cuba and Florida. But they dont. And these "sanctions" do as much to change that as doing nothing at all. That's my point. 


    Apologies if I misundertood you. I agree with your preference.

    My problem is that 90% of the Cubans relocating to the US are not political refugees or standing up for change in Cuba.

    It's a welcome win-win situation for the Cuban gvmt to let steam out of the pressure cooker and for Cubans to have the best of both worlds - after 365 days + 1 they become mules, fly back & forth and the perpetuum mobile continues ...

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