Before the secret military mission, the embargo on trade had already started with Cuba, which banned everything but food and medication. But after the mission, tension grew even higher and all imports were unobtainable. In today’s society most people think the trade ban with Cuba should be lifted. For example Jeff Bingaman makes a ... ... middle of paper ... ... Atlantic Monthly (10727825) 311.1 (2013): 73-81. Literary Reference Center.
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This phenomenon is particularly surprising in the time following the collapse of the Soviet Union, a chapter in history known as Cuba’s “Special period.” Despite all reasonable expectations and his own reputation as revolutionary, Castro was able to keep his grip over the island and suppress all the symptoms of unrest. Through rhetorical acrobatics, enforced by a strong social grip, Castro was able to forgo major economic reforms and instead Though Castro was the guiding hand that kept the regime in place and the people down, his staying was also heavily influenced by incidental social factors that kept Cubans occupied. Blaming colonialism and a long history of U.S. abuse, Castro built a narrative around an island that centered on the struggles of inspired revolutionaries with being dragged down by the burden of the hegemonic capitalist devil. In this blame game, Cuba and the former-Soviet Union found love. The Socialist bloc, rhetorically, held up Cuba as the shining beacon for other Latin Americans to follow through the darkness imposed on them by colonial histories and American control.
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