“November 15 [1975]. In Washington, Representative John B. Breaux and senator J. Bennett Johnston Jr., Democrats from Louisiana, argue that it is in the national interest for Louisiana to be allowed to sell rice to Cuba. Mr. Breaux is quoted in the New York Times: ‘…my constituents say that if the United States can sell grain to the Soviet Union and China, why can’t they sell rice to Cuba?’” [Con Embargo]

Jerry A. Sierra, “Economic Embargo Timeline,” HistoryofCuba.com