Joya Nicaragua is the oldest Nicaraguan cigar mark and where most cigar brands in Nicaragua are founded by Cubans (including Oliva, Padron, Perdomo, My Father) and Americans (Drew Estate), the origin of Joya is Nicaragua in Nicaragua. The brand was first made by Nicaragua Cigar Co. in 1968. founded in that year by J.F. Bermejo and Simon Camacho. The brand also breaks rapidly abroad and especially in America as an alternative to the Cuban cigars and dictator of Nicaragua Anastasio Somoza D., even when visiting President Nixon, the cigars also reached the White House. Under the pressure of politics, the brand is sold to the dictator early in the 1970s. During the Sandinist uprising in 1978, the newly built factory is being destroyed. When the dictator has expelled from the country, former employees begin to rebuild the plant. However, it is difficult in history to get the cigars in America and after America declares a commercial embargo on Nicaragua, it's completely impossible to sell the cigars. Here again, the country is in a civil war wrong and fighting all men here. However, the young people and women keep the factory running. When the civil war ends and the Sandinists are no longer in power, Nicaragua Cigar Company is privatized just like all other state-owned companies. It is now part of the people. In the early 1990's it is also possible to sell cigars in America. In 1994, Dr. Alejandro Martinez Cuenco bought Nicaragua Cigar Co.. The company is still in the hands of Alejandro and his son Juan. However, there are still rollers in the factory, which are partly owned. The brand is known for its cigars in the whole heavy segment (Dark Antano and 1970 Antano) or just in the light segment (Clasico and Cabinetta). In recent years, there are also cigars of Joya Nicaragua's plants filling the gap between these lines, such as the Joya Red.