JFK’s nephew recalls ‘amazing’ meeting with Castro

Last Updated: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 13:09

New York: Christopher Kennedy Lawford, the nephew of the late former president John F Kennedy, has described an encounter he had with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in 2001 as "amazing”.

Speaking with Huffington Post, Lawford said he sat next to Castro at a screening of the 2000 docudrama "Thirteen Days", which documents the Kennedy administration`s handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

This isn`t the first time Lawford has mentioned his feelings about his meeting with Castro.

As The New York Times previously noted, Lawford "proudly describes" watching the film with Castro in his memoir "Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption”.

Lawford went on to give his take on Raul Castro`s leadership and America`s current relationship with Cuba. He also talked about his struggle with addiction and how the challenges the Kennedy family faced contributed to his problem with substance abuse.


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First Published: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 13:09

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