August 20, 2018--The Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco has announced today that the 2019 Puro Sabor Nicaraguan Cigar Festival has been canceled. While they did not state a specific reason for the cancellation, it is likely due to the continued unrest, which started in April of 2018.
The Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco released the following statement in regards to the events cancellation.
"Since 2008, we’ve come together at the Nicaraguan Cigar Festival 'Puro Sabor' to
celebrate the success of our tobacco and cigars, and to pay tribute to our workers and
the land that has given us so many blessings: Nicaragua. In the past seven editions of
'Puro Sabor', many of you have enjoyed the richness of our culture and heritage, and
have deeply connected with our people. Our intention has always been to make sure
that you keep coming back for more!
With a heavy heart, we announce that the 8th Edition of 'Puro Sabor', originally set for
January 2019, is postponed for reasons beyond our control. New dates for the festival
will be announced in due time. In turn, we will continue to celebrate our industry in a
special event to be held on January 26th 2019, in Miami, Florida, with all our members
and partners. The specific details surrounding this event will be published soon.
In the meantime, our companies continue to honor the strong commitment of
producing the best quality cigars in the world, and delivering a unique smoking
experience, while contributing to the wellbeing of Nicaragua and its people."