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Cuban Tobacco Grower Alejandro Robaina Remembered

In the Cuban farm "Cuchillas de Barbacoa", family, friends, neighbours and habano cigar lovers gave homage to Robaina in the 93rd anniversary of his birth, drinking recently brewed coffee, telling stories about his life and work.

Those who met him and shook his hand remembered Alejandro Robaina when he was walking together with visitors, along the furrows of his tobacco crops, telling some of his secrets as a tobacco grower.

Robaina, a man who signed autographs even for movie stars, singers and businessmen, lives in the memory of a lot of people, since his family started cultivating tobacco in 1845. He became involved with his family's tobacco grwing at the age of 10.

Four audio-visual works showed the Cuban farmer along tobacco plantations.

His grandson and now manager of the family tobacco farm in the municipality of San Luis, Pinar del Rio, Hiroshi Robaina told Prensa Latina that Alejandro was his teacher, a real friend.

The raw material for famous habano cigars Vegas Robaina comes from this farm, a brand with five vitolas with a great acceptance in the national and international markets.

Attendants were able to see a home-made vitola, which was Don Alejandro's favourite.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Source: Prensa Latina

Cuban Tobacco Grower Alejandro Robaina Remembered