En su apuesta por la Casa Blanca en 1960, la campaña presidencial de John F. Kennedy atrajo a los latinos, que fueron esencialmente ignorados por otros candidatos. Él fue un visionario al reconocer a los votantes latinos como una fuerza creciente en la política estadounidense.
NASA's black engineers, mathematicians and technicians didn't just help American win the space race, they also played a key role in reshaping the American South.
A simple song, sung in French, was exactly what the nation wanted after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Here is the music and the "Singing Nun" who become a short-lived global star.
The Cuban missile crisis had an epilogue that few know — the Kennedy administration was in secret talks with Cuba around a reconciliation. In current news, several women in London have been held in slavery for years, Europe contemplates its own NSA-proof cloud computing facility, and we visit Ford Nation — the Toronto mayor's fans who insist they'll vote for him again. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
We recently asked high school students in Cape Town, South Africa, this question: Who was JFK? Here is what they said.
The man who shot JFK in Dallas — Lee Harvey Oswald — first defected to the former Soviet Union and worked in a factory in Minsk. He married there and was under the watchful eye of Soviet intelligence, before he decided to return to the US. His former co-workers remember him fondly and refuse to believe he shot President Kennedy.
For 50 years, the hotline between Washington, D.C., and Moscow has helped protect the peace and avoid nuclear confrontation. But the popular image of a red telephone on the president's desk is actually a far cry from what the hotline really is.