The embargo is creating a hatred for America among the Cuban population. Fidel Castro has even managed to get the citizens of Cuba to favor him while making the United States seem like they completely caused their economic depression. This means that he has not been taking responsibility for his failing country. Not only are Cubans becoming anti-embargo, but also countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Even Florida and other states in the US are not agreeing with these sanctions placed on Cuba.
Three decades later Cuba is still led by Castro and our policy has not changed, maybe it is time to rethink this policy Once the embargo took effect, Cuba and Fidel Castro had no choice but to turn to the Soviet Union and Communism for salvation, both economically and politically. Cuba was dependent on exports for hard currency and imports for finished goods with the embargo Cuba was left unable to provide for herself. As Castro turned to the Soviet Union for economic aid he also ... ... middle of paper ... ...uba several things will slowly but surly bring to an end the Castro government. Among them would be allowing the American culture to infest the island, letting the people familiarize themselves with the outside world, letting capitalist greed take its course and finally letting the American and Cuban people communicate share ideas and show each other that they are part of the same world, these simple thing are stronger than any embargo. After the revolution many Americans saw Cuba as the entrance to Hell just ninety miles away from the United States, time has proven this idea to be wrong.
The new policy goes against family values. Through the History , The United State citizens have indirectly supported the Cuban economy ( Sullivan, pg. 1 ). This policy stops the flow of money into the Cuban Economy. In effective does damage to the relationships between Cuban-Americans and their families in Cuba.
The hope was that a general uprising would begin, and Castro would be removed from office by his own people and not by any United States personnel. What cost the success of the mission was that the U.S. neglected to provide air cover for the troops. Of the 2000 troops, 300 were killed and the rest were taken prisoner. Evidently, Kennedy did not want another Bay of Pigs, so he elected to try a naval blockade. He must have made the right choice, because we are still here today.
The signing of this embargo was basically the beginning of the end for diplomatic relations between the United States of... ... middle of paper ... ...the sanctions which have suffocated the Cuban economy in the past four decades. Until Castro wishes to comply with the government of the United States, the embargo will stand and Cuba’s economy will hurt because of it. Works Cited 1. U.S. Rejects Ending Trade Embargo on Cuba. Website.
This revolution led America to stopped buying Cuban sugar, which caused a further build up of tension between the USA and Russia. They stopped buying the sugar in an attempt to weaken the Cuban economy and therefore try and get Cuba to become a capitalist state. To help Cuba, Russia stepped in and started buying their sugar helping Cuba, which is not what the American’s wanted. This then created more tension between USA and Russia and their relationship worsened. The result of this revolution and the Russian trade with Cuba was the Bay of Pigs fiasco, which again worsened the relations between the superpowers.
For awhile Cuba was able to turn to the Soviet Union for some financial support, but when the Soviet Union fell in December of 1991, Cuba lost all the support they were getting. The Cuban embargo was intended to harm the government, but instead its citizens are denied access to technology, medicine, affordable food, and other goods that could be available to them if the embargo was lifted (procon.org). Dr. Mercedes Arce Rodríguez in her report, “The Human Cost: Cubans and Cuban Americans talk about their lives and the U.S. embargo”, shares the story of Dolores Vasconcelos and her son Brian. Brian was born with medical problems which Dolores didn 't know the full extent of immediately, She understood that her son needed medicine but, that medicine was created in labs in the United States making it unreliable. Dolores later found out that her son suffered from seizures, and he needed the medicine to prevent them from occurring.
Castro’s rebellion failed, it sparked hopes of revolution everywhere in Cuba. After a few years of exile in Mexico, Castro and a small band of about eighty-five men returned to Cuba in December of 1956. Many of the men perished during the initial landing, but a small group including Fidel Castro and an Argentinian Marxist Ernesto "Che" Guevara, survived and went into the mountains. During the next two years, Castro and Guevara fought the Batista army continuously in small guerrilla wars. They called themselves the Twenty-sixth of July Movement, after the earlier unsuccessful raid on the Moncada barracks.
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.
Cubans were not allowed to in any way express their discontent towards the government since Fidel also censored and restricted the freedom of expression of the Cuban people. this has also caused major immigrations from the island to the united states and other countries causing problems due to the many, many incoming immigrants. in the year of 1960 to 1962, Cuban parents sent their children (approximately fourteen hundred) to live in the united states due to fear of them being indoctrinated by the Cuban government. This was known as “Operation Peter Pan”. For the rest of the people still in Cuba, life was and still is not easy.