“24.09.62 Secretary of State Dean Rusk pleaded with NATO’s [North Atlantic Treaty Organization] principal members to prevent vessels from their respective countries to carry merchandise to Cuba. In addition to Mr. Rusk lobbying, the State Department asked American stevedore unions to deny port facilities to any freighter of any nationality that had carried merchandise to Cuba.” [Pro Embargo]

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