196. 2/15/1961

“15.02.61 President [John F.] Kennedy, in a Memo addressed to National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy, asked whether ‘it would save valuable dollars in US gold reserves’ and also ‘make things harder for Castro’ if the United States cut purchases of cigars, vegetables, fruits and other commodities from Cuba.” [Pro Embargo]

“John F. Kennedy (D). Timeline,” Cuba versus Blockade: Cuban People’s website, 2007

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