Mark P. Bernardo

Leisure: Cuban Cache

In February 1962, on the eve of proclaiming a ban on Cuban imports, John F. Kennedy purportedly ordered his press secretary, Pierre Salinger, to obtain 40 boxes of Petit Upmann cigars. Few at the time—even politicians in the know—could have predicted the enduring impact of the Cuban embargo (or, it would seem, the shrewdness of […]