Recently a policy is the US travel restrictions to Cuba. The policy has many restrictions, But the most controversial states that Cuban American citizens may visit Cuba only once every three years( Farley and Thale, pg.1 ). The Policy represent a tightening o f the US embargo against Cuba( Farley and Thale, pg.1 ). This policy stops aiding the Cuban Economy and bans Americans from buying fine cigars and cheap sugar, on top of other things at the cost of our national honor, but when it comes to family issues, the policy is really effective in a wrong way. The new policy goes against family values.
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 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.
Though it was not successful the first time around, Castro took power of the government from Fulgencio. Soon after, Cuba became communist country under Castro’s rule, thus severing ties with the United States. The majority of Cubans did not want communism yet, it brought more order and less civilian crimes. Despite the U.S government’s wishes, Cuba’s leaders chose to become a communist country versus a democratic one, however it was more beneficial for the people of Cuba. Historical Context Before the Cuban Revolution, the U.S. military ruled Cuba when the island became a republic.
Kennedy's Fixation with Cuba by Thomas G. Paterson Thomas G. Paterson's essay, "Kennedy's Fixation with Cuba," is an essay primarily based on the controversy and times of President Kennedy's foreign relations with Cuba. Throughout President Kennedy's short term, he devoted the majority of his time to the foreign relations between Cuba and the Soviet Union. After the struggle of WW II, John F. Kennedy tried to keep a tight strong hold over Cuba as to not let Cuba turn to the Communist Soviet Union. Kennedy seen Cuba and the Soviet Union as a major threat to the United States. As Castro fell farther and farther into the Communist party, he inched his way closer and closer to becoming a close ally with the Soviet's, As Kennedy seen this happen before his eyes, he was astonished.
To the communist party in Cuba, Fidel Castro appeared tempestuous, irresponsible and stubbornly bourgeois. In 1943 President Batista appointed a communist to his Cabinet, as he used communists as leaders of the labor unions. Batista started to fail the Cuban communists and their loyalties transferred gradually to Castro, completely by 1958. On December 1st, 1961 Castro declared himself a Marxist and claimed he had always been a revolutionary, studying Das Kapital of Karl Marx. Most Cubans idolized Castro, supported his government and at least accepted his measures.2 He claimed to have a desire to help the poor and said he would have found it impossible to follow the dictates of a single philosophy.
Since America’s policies towards Communism were clear, the trade embargo began to look like a more long-term intervention. To this day, the trade embargo is still in place, and it appears unlikely that this president, as well as many more from those who will succeed him, is ready to discuss any possible amendment. However, these economic sanctions have seen its efficacy come to an abrupt end. The ban on Cuban trade should be lifted in order to reduce poverty on the island, boost the economies of both the United States and Cuba, give America access to superior healthcare and allow America to acquire some cheap labour. In this essay, I will inform you of four things; (1) Cuba’s poverty caused by the sanctions, (2) how lifting the embargo would benefit Cuba, (3) how lifting the embargo would benefit America, (4) why continue the sanctions (5) how close are we to lifting the sanctions.
The general idea underlying Response to Revolution is the evolution of the U.S.’s opinion of the Cuban revolution from good to bad. Yet to understand this, the author shows that it is first important to understand the events and attitudes that took place between the U.S. and Cuba in the years between 1958-1961. At the onset of the Cuban revolution we find that the U.S. government supported the Batista regime and that while it was technically a democracy it reinforced bitter class differences. Eventually various factions united under Castro and the Batista government was overthrown. While the United States for the most part stayed out of this war and even cut off arm sales to Batista before his overthrow, Welch shows that by then it was to late for the U.S. to ever create a good relationship with Cuba.
The embargo also falls short in terms of having an achievable goal, since many of the requests that embargo legislation calls for are simply not within the ability of the Cuban state. By examining the sanctions and their economic, political, and humanitarian affect on both the Us and Cuba a strong case can be made for a revision of US policy. US policy towards Cuba and the government of Fidel Castro has, since the 1960’s, been a policy based on the objectives of removing Castro, instituting a democratic system, and gaining reparations for confiscated US holdings. The initial sanctions were instituted because the US considered the close proximity of a communist state to be a national security threat, and also because Castro’s regime confiscated US holdings, and thus US control, on the island. By enacting a policy that unilaterally cut Cuba off from economic and political contact with the US, the US felt that it could force Castro from power.
Now that the polls show that the majority of Americans are opposed to the embargo, the likelihood of Congress addressing it is much higher. Of course, there are still some people who agree with the embargo due to the fact the the Cuban government hasn’t changed and is still under Castro rule, but those people need to understand that the only way the Cuban government can change is if they have a positive role model. Their last strong connection was with the Soviet Union which was also a communistic state. It is up to the United States to strengthen relations with Cuba and show the Cubans what democracy looks like in hopes that it will force changes in the Cuban