The history between these two countries goes way back and is very important. In 1989, the United States had just defeated Spain in the Spanish-American War. With its defeat, Spain signed over the rights to its territories, which included Cuba. Once Cuba was a territory of the United States, it was practically free. The U.S. still had the right to intervene in the countries affairs, a law that was eventually changed, and the U.S. also has the permanent lease on the naval base of Guantanamo Bay (PBS). The two countries were able to coexist for the next fifty years. The U.S. was able to help financially, and the U.S. helped enforce the country by quickly shutting down small rebellions. The rel...
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...od example and show the Cubans what democracy is instead of completely cutting them off from it.
In conclusion, the U.S. government should seriously reconsider the Cuban embargo. The embargo has been counter productive; the Castro regime is still in control and both of our economies have suffered immensely. The embargo is currently unnecessary and should be removed for the sake of the Cuban citizens whose lives have been turned upside down since the embargo was put in place. Chris Sabatini, chairman of the Cuba Working Group at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in New York said, “By any measure the embargo has failed, Americans -- including Cuban-Americans -- are coming to question the wisdom of a policy that has failed and that looks increasingly like little more than a vendetta cooked up almost a half century ago but that oddly is still in place.”
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