Long life, really prolonged cigar: Cuban dedicates a beast fume to Fidel Castro


HAVANA A Cuban cigar builder pennyless his possess record on Friday by rolling a world’s longest cigar during 90 meters (295 feet), a length of a soccer field, dedicating a beast fume to Fidel Castro forward of a late leader’s 90th birthday.

Castro, who took energy in Cuba’s 1959 series and ruled for scarcely half a century, was mostly seen blasting on his favored, prolonged and skinny lancero indication until he quit in 1985.

“I wish to dedicate this to a dear Comandante Fidel Castro,” pronounced Jose Castelar Cairo, improved famous as “Cueto”, who has won a universe record 5 times before.

Cuba is awash with tributes to Castro forward of his birthday on Saturday. Earlier on Friday, 90 people donated blood during a tiny propagandize in Artemisa range in his honor.

Cueto eclipsed his prior record of around 82 meters (270 feet) with his new masterpiece, that took 10 days to hurl with a assistance of several assistants in an aged Spanish colonial epoch installation unaware Havana Bay.

Cigars have been Cuba’s signature product ever given Christopher Columbus saw locals smoking rolled adult tobacco leaves when he initial sailed to a Caribbean island in 1492.

For Cueto, a 72-year-old who schooled cigar rolling when he was 5 years old, it is a matter of inhabitant honour for Cuba to keep a record.

“The best tobacco in a universe is Cuban so we consider Cuba should keep a record for a biggest cigar,” he said, observant it was a severe task.

The length of a cigar was accurate by a British Embassy official, who pronounced a information would be sent in a minute to Guinness World Records requesting acknowledgment of a record.

(Reporting by Reuters TV and Sarah Marsh; Editing by Frances Kerry)


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