Cuban Cigars are in our Future as Relations are Restored

In 1962, right before United States President John F. Kennedy signed the trade embargo against Cuba, he asked his Media Director Pierre Salinger to get him all the Cuban cigars that were available in town. He wanted at least “1,000 Petit Upmanns.” Salinger came back with 1,200 of them. Kennedy then signed the embargo making the […]

Cuban Cigars – The Day Before They Were Banned

The ban on Cuban cigars was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in February 7, 1962. This video provides the details of the day before the Cuban cigar ban was signed into law, as well as the morning of February 7th. It’s of Pierre Salinger, Kennedy’s press secretary. The day before Cuban cigars were banned he was summoned […]

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