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U.S. Foreign Policy and the Media

US presidents have waged a war of embargos against Cuba. The US Affairs Building in Havana A sign across from the US Embassy in Havana. Cuba, the CIA, and CNN news report--dramatic comparison. President Bush as potrayed in the Havana Museum of the Revolution.
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Links to outside resources:
Official U.S. Policy towards Cuba
Overview of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations
Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S. Maneuvers vs. Cuba
Clinton Wants more Open Relationship with Cuba
President's Report to Congress: Support for a Democratic Transition in Cuba

U.S. Policy Serves U.S. Interests

The U.S. Foreign Policy reflects the U.S. government's interest in the Caribbean and in Cuba. The basic goal of the policy is to "support and promote a peaceful transition to democracy." It seeks to undermine the Castro government of Cuba.  In effect there are five essential elements that place pressure on the island republic for change:

Comprehensive economic embargo & Libertad sanctions
Outreach to the Cuban dissidents
Multi-lateral efforts to press for democracy
Migration accords to promote safe, orderly, and legal migration
blockades: policy which  blocks any form of  capital transactions between nations and individuals in that nation.
sanctions: a structural block which prevents the flow of capital between corporations and government agencies, but not the individuals of that nation.
From the Congressional Record:
Arguments for trade
Arguments against sanctions
Arguments for sanctions
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