Category Archives: Latin America

Cuba loses Cohiba trademark in the US

US courts fond of stringently protecting US trademarks have ironically ruled that General Cigar Co. Inc. may continue to use the trademark name for their cigars Cohiba in the United States, named after the Cuban brand.

The federal commissions ruling, is the most recent ruling in an ongoing legal battle which has gone on between General Cigar and Cuba’s national company Cubatabaco. Read the rest of this entry »


The Venezuelan Elections: Neoconservatives, Covert Operations and Venezuela


Nicolas Maduro former bus driver-turned-foreign minister and chosen successor of the late Hugo Chavez was sworn as president on the 19th of April 2013. With Maduro winning the contested election by a narrow margin of 1.49 percentage points, or fewer than 225,000 votes the election has resulted in the opposition to call foul play. Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, leader of the right wing Justice First Party, with support of the U.S and other Western countries, has accused the Maduro government of electoral fraud and demanded a recount.

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