Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy imposed travel restrictions on February 8, 1963, and the Cuban Assets Control Regulations were issued on July 8, 1963. The sanctions came under the Trading with the Enemy Act in response to Fidel Castro’s Cubans hosting Soviet nuclear weapons. Under these restrictions, Cuban assets in the U.S. were frozen and the existing restrictions were consolidated.
Kennedy had successfully squared off against Nikita Khrushchev in the Cuban Missile Crisis by imposing a naval blockade.
Check out blockbuster new novel DESTINATION DEALEY: Countdown to the Kennedy Conspiracy. e-Book now on sale for $2.99 !