The embargo on Cuba is outdated, shriveled, and quite frankly failed economically and politically. In her book “Anatomy of a Failed Embargo” Donna Rich Kaplowitz states “when the United States first imposed an embargo on Cuba…more than half the present population of Cuba was not born yet…yet an embargo policy conceived more than half a century ago remains in place.” Kaplowitz continued on to say that “the primary and long-term goal of the embargo has been the ouster of Cuban President Fidel Castro” (3). President Kennedy p...
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...ban population, and for the huge positive economic impact that would result for the United States. Lifting the embargo on Cuba does not just have political purposes. There are social, moral, and economic gains that would result from lifting the sanctions. As a nation built around freedom we are sanctioning people from seeing their families and their home country because of something that happened over 60 years ago. Lifting the embargo has lifetime implements for everyone. For the United States it proves that we are not allowing our enemies to control who we are; Fidel Castro was the problem not the Cuban people who are suffering because of the embargo. We do not want our children growing up in a world of hate and restriction; we want them to see the diversity and freedom that American was built upon. Communication is key; we need to be building bridges, not walls.
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