Unformatted text preview: in both dollar and moral terms, but it is higher for the Cuban people, who are cut off from the supposed champion of liberty in their hemisphere because of an antiquated Cold War dispute. The progress being made in Cuba could be accelerated with the help of American charitable relief, business innovation, and tourism.¶ A perpetual embargo on a developing nation that is moving towards reform makes little sense, especially when America’s allies are openly hostile to the embargo. It keeps a broader discussion about smart reform in Cuba from gaining life, and it makes no economic sense. It is time for the embargo to go. Appeasing Cuba through economic engagement is good – it locks in reforms consistent with US interests; now’s key Levy ‘11 (Arturo LopezLevy , lecturer and doctoral candidate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver, “Appease Cuba? What Would Winston Churchill Say?” Jan 10, 2011 http://thehavananote.com/node/845, RLA)
Of course, this is delusional. The Cuban communist political system and command economy might have prevented economic dev...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at Berkeley.
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