Cubas Current Problems and How They Relate to America

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Modern Cuba has been shaped by the U.S.'s abhorrence for the communist government. Today there are many problems in Cuba such as its waning economy, its health care issues, even its pollution, but almost all of them stem from the U.S. unwillingness to cooperate with the Cuban government, and ultimately, the U.S.'s goal to spread "freedom and liberty" to Cuba's "oppressive communist regime" The U.S. embargo is a cease-trade between the U.S. and Cuba which the U.S. put in place after the new communist government came to power, and is the root of many of the problems in Cuba today, whether directly or indirectly. "The Cuban embargo represents America's last, futile hope of…destroying the communist regime which has such a strangle hold over…show more content…
The embargo also affects the quality of the air in Cuba, which would have an importance in one's personal health. Because of the U.S.'s refusal to trade, and the devalued Cuban peso, Cuba is unable to receive newer, more energy efficient vehicles. Most of the vehicles in Cuba were made before the 1959, before anyone was really considerate about the pollution from cars at all. Because of this, the vehicles that Cuba relies on give off much more smog and wreck the air around Cuba, leaving its residents more vulnerable to disease of the lung, and generally weakening their immune system . This, coupled with lack of medical equipment needed to detect problems like cancer, and the lack of medicines and materials needed to treat such diseases causes many problems for the otherwise superb medical system. Though the embargo is the largest crippler of Cuba's economy, the U.S. has had, and currently has many plans within Cuba to bring upon the fall of the communist government through failed economics. Between plans to poison Cuba's crops to attempts at assassinating their leader, Fidel Castro, the U.S. has had its hands full trying to bring about the end of the Castro regime. The U.S. has released many different viruses, bacteria, and poisons upon Cuba's crops, which has hurt Cuba's mainly agriculturally-based economy, further

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