Cuban Embargo: The Rise And Fall Of The US

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On February 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed an embargo on Cuba due to their Communist threat. Recently, the 50th anniversary of this same embargo, marked the continuing relationship upheld by The United States and Cuba. The United States created the embargo, in hopes that it would pressure the Cubans into adopting their Democratic policies. This embargo has not only failed, but has detracted from it’s goal of spreading democracy in Cuba. Additionally, it has hurt the American economy, costing the United States roughly $5 billion annually in lost exports. Many have recognized that it is through free trade not isolation, that democracy can be promoted within Cuba. The exposure cultural freedoms found in free trade would lead to economic
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