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Unformatted text preview: ROW WILSON CENTER LATIN AMERICAN PROGRAM “The United States and Cuba: Implications of an Economic Relationship” August 2010 http://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/LAP_Cuba_Implications.pdf )//EB The U.S. embargo may need to be changed; however Sánchez vehemently opposed its complete elimination. The HelmsBurton Act created a clear roadmap stipulating the conditions by which the embargo could be suspended and ended. These include: legalization of political activity, the release of all political prisoners, dissolution of the Cuban Ministry of the Interior’s Department of State Security, establishment of an independent judiciary, and a government that does not include the Castro brothers. Only when these conditions are met and democracy is reestablished should the embargo be scrapped. Elimination of the embargo prior to meeting these conditions will rightly be perceived as weakness in the face of political pressure. For instance, the Obama administration has little intention of signing a free trade agreement with Colombia—a staunch...
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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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