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October 28, 2006

Nikon Embargoes Cuban Boy In UN Contest

Several news channels including Japan Times are reporting that Nikon recently honored a US embargo against Cuba in the course of handing out prizes at the recent 15th International Children's Painting contest hosted by the United Nations.

The Japanese camera maker was the co-sponsor of the contest, which provided all the winners, except a Cuban boy, with digital cameras during the awards ceremony in Algiers. Nikon stated that because of the U.S. made components within the cameras, they could not award him the device and provided him with an alternative prize of art materials instead. Cuban news sources supposedly claim that Castro took it upon himself to provide the boy with a similar camera to compensate for the national slight.

Posted by covey22 at October 28, 2006 7:13 PM