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LEAVING CUBA

A historic change for the country of Cuba came
in 1959 when communist regime was installed
following the Cuban revolution. New political
system had tremendous impact on the cigar
industry forcing all independent tobacco growers
and manufacturers to surrender their businesses
otherwise they were declared and charged
as traitors to the revolution. All of the Bello
family’s tobacco fields, raw material and
factories were nationalized, leaving them
with no other choice than to leave the country.
Most of the family members immigrated to
the United States of America, settling in Miami
where Don Pedro Bello together with his son
Pedro “Peter” Bello Jr. slowly began to revive
their Cuban cigar tradition. >> Continue

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