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After Unusual Weather, Cuba Struggles to Save Prized Tobacco Crop

Highly unusual weather has damaged Cuba's tobacco crop, raising concerns among farmers and cigar-lovers that the island's supply of its famous cigars might suffer at a time of increased demand resulting from detente with the United States. The weather phenomena El Niño led to Cuba's worst drought in a century in 2015, followed by heavy rain during the northern winter, which is normally a dry period in Cuba. While all Cuban crops have suffered, delicate tobacco plants...

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