267. 10/2/1962

“02.10.62 The United States government asked all Latin American governments and NATO [North Atlantic Treaty Organization] countries to outline new measures to tighten the imposed full-scale embargo. It notified the closure of all American ports to any country, if at least one of the vessels under their flag was discovered carrying weapons to Cuba; the exclusion from American ports of any vessel used or being used in trade with the Soviet bloc. The White House ordered the U.S. Maritime Comision to compile a ‘black list’ of all freighters engaged in trade with Cuba, based on CIA and naval intelligence information.” [Pro Embargo]

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

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