Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Kennedy and the Cubans

The United States' economic embargo against Cuba has now been in place for half a century.  President John F. Kennedy imposed what Cubans call el bloqueo by means of an executive order in February 1962, soon after Pierre Salinger, his press secretary, delivered 1,200 Cuban cigars to the White House.

Salinger tells this and another story related Cuban cigars in this video:

(Thanks to Alex Tangkilisan.)