The Effects of the US Embargo on Cuba
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Cuba is an island in between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Cuba is a
socialist republic, often refereed to in the U.S. press as a communist
dictatorship. Diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba have been tense since
the United States expanded its embargo on Cuba. The trade embargo has caused severe
suffering for the citizens of Cuba, while causing the government to take drastic measures
to care for its people.
If we look at the history of Cuba, we would find that, since the Spanish Conquistadors
conquest in South America, Cuba has been controlled either directly or indirectly by other
The Center for International Policy believes that, "the 36-year-old embargo
against Cuba is a cruel and irrational policy that works against the goals it professes to
achieve. Isolating Cuba only strengthens the Castroite position on the island; the U.S.
will only bring an end to authoritarian rule in Cuba through a measure of political and