Appeasement DA 2 - Michigan7 2013


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Unformatted text preview: its revocation, the embargo’s purpose is as important now as when it was enacted. Cuba is still an oppressive country.59 Cubans may not leave the country without permission and still lack fundamental freedoms of expression.60 José Miguel Vivanco, the director of Americas division at Human Rights Watch, notes that as “Cuba’s draconian laws and sham trials remain in place, [the country] continue[s] to restock the prison cells with new generations of innocent Cubans who dare to exercise their basic rights.”61 Moreover, a recent proposal by the Cuban Communist Party makes clear that there will be no change in the country’s oppressive one­party political system.62 In doing so, the lengthy document declares “[o]nly som is capable of overcoming the current difficulties and preserving the victories of the revolution.”63 Cuba’s treatment of its own citizens is a situation the United States cannot ignore. The embargo’s twin goals of backing democracy and ending oppressive rule have not been met. Until they are, the embargo must remain in place. APPEASEMENT DISADVANTAGE 7-WEEK JUNIORS MICHIGAN 2013 CFJPV Aff APPEASEMENT DISADVANTAGE 7-WEEK JUNIORS MICHIGAN 2013 CFJPV Appeasement Now ...
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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 University of California, Berkeley.

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