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Human Relations Between Cuba And Cuba

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Lord Viscount Palmerston, a former British prime minister, once said that “it is a narrow policy to suppose that… [Britain]… is to be marked out as the eternal ally or the perpetual enemy of England. We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow" (qtd. Burke 51). This view is valid for all countries, but in particular, it speaks to the United States and their relationship with Cuba. Since 1959, the year in which Fidel Castro took over Cuba from the dictator Fulgencio Batista and established a communist regime, relations between America and Cuba have been rather tense. When Fidel Castro and his allies took power through a revolution,…show more content…
Recent developments in the relationship between the US and Cuba have surprised many, but this is not a sudden change as there are many reasons for this shift. A number of countries in Latin America are hostile to America’s foreign politics in the region and even some allies such as Mexico, Argentina, or Brazil have not agreed with America’s espionage scandal. In fact, the US spied on the Brazil, one of their greatest ally in the region. These revelations have cast a chill in relations between the two countries. Since American-Cuban relations are historically vast, this paper will focus on the history of the past 55 years in order to better understand the context of the current situation, and to help explain why this approach is not sudden or abrupt. America does not have permanent enemies and has often had a pragmatic approach toward hostile regimes. Analyzing the current approach of the American policy toward Cuba as a function of the international political scene, I will also show that the bulk of American opinion has evolved on the Cuban question. After many years, the embargo policy has not produced the expected effects on Cuban social structures. In addition, the American economy needs new markets, like
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