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Terry Crew Econ 201 11/20/2010 The U.S. Embargo on Cuba In 1960, a partial embargo was placed on Cuba. Two years later, in 1962, a complete embargo was enacted. In 1992, the embargo was titled the Cuban Democracy Act, and was given the initiative of staying enacted until the Cuban government started moving towards “democratization and greater respect for human rights“. In 2000, former President Bill Clinton permitted social groups to deliver humanitarian aid to the country. Since then, President Obama has allowed Cuban-Americans to travel to and from the country freely, but has continued the economic embargo on the nation. Those against the embargo say that free trade with the nearby nation would promote economic growth. With only ninety miles between the coast of Florida and Cuba, there is a great economic potential for tourism for both the United States and Cuba. Back in the days of Hemingway, Havana, was a bustling tourism spot. Those days could return, and along with it the exports that our nation
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Unformatted text preview: could offer. Those for the embargo say that Cuba's political agenda is more important than the economic benefits. They say that there is minimal financial loss from the embargo, and that without Cuba's movement toward a more democratic government, there should not be any involvement between our nations. In 2010, President Obama made the assertion that the continued embargo between our nations was “in the national interest of the United States”. The United States is, ironically, Cuba's majority exporter at 6.6%. Whether or not the embargo should be continued, is still at bay. With a recent move in the Senate to repeal the embargo, the nation is contemplating the removal of the Embargo. Polls show that the nation is still fairly split about the embargo, and also free travel between the nations. Is the primary reason for the embargo the government of Cuba – and the American long-term fear of a communist infestation?...
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