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cpthaddock cpthaddock 51-55, M 11 Answers Jun 29 in Politics

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As far as I know, they're still illegal, ever since the US imposed an economic BLOCKADE on the Cuban people. It was not an "embargo" which makes it sound like some kind of biscotti, it was a BLOCKEO ECONOMICO, economic genocide.

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It is illegal now.....

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They were LEGAL until the Cuban embargo. They can easily be had in S Florida and NYC....

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That is what I was searching for

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Yes, for years and years. Actually, I thought it still was.

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I'm pretty sure it still is. When I was smoking cigars, in the 1980s-90s, it was very difficult to get them. A friend brought me one from Switzerland.

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A few years ago, I recall something on TV about Americans who wanted to holiday in Cuba had to go to Canada for the flight

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After the Cuban embargo in the 1960's, I think has been illegal

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yes.

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In the 50's it was.

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Maybe in the 60's too? I'm sure I read something about JFK smoking them

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It started after the bay of pigs deal. You are right.

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The Cuban Revolution happened on New Year's Eve 1959. It was in the 1960s that they became illegal.

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Yes I thought it was the late 50's , very late by the sound of it

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The story is that before JFK made them illegal, he imported several thousand for himself and had them kept in a walk-in humidor in NYC.

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Doesn't get much later! I forget exactly when the Cuban Embargo began, maybe 1961.

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Sounds about right.. Someone did lend me a Kennedy biography years ago but it was a bit, dunno , I couldn't get in to it and that was probably mentioned but I didn't make it that far

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Yes. Before the embargo began.

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since its an embargo it might just be illegal to move them

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Only since the Cuban embargo 50 years ago...

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