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.
This is a violation of civil rights and an intrusion into an individual’s privacy. No one can be expected to flourish if their rights are limited. There is no pride in being Americans and boasting about the freedoms endowed by the Constitution if the freedoms are being restricted. This controversy threatens to reverse centuries of fighting in favor of personal freedoms in order for the government to act in unethical ways. "We need to have intelligence.
What make matters worse is that the Cuban government cannot get the necessary medicines to treat these diseases (Kirkpatrick 1996). With less than 50 percent of the drugs on the market, Cubans do not have adequate health care and medicines. They are also denied access to technology necessary for them to become a more up to date and prosperous county. Some Cubans have not even seen their American families in years nor can they receive money as they please from their American families. This country is suffering extremely and it is starving for an economic improvement (Rampersad 2006).
Cuba may not have been better off, but America was now thriving with their lives and government back under control. Americans and Cubans were both looking for a new government, but for contrasting reasons and with different results. Batista was a cruel dictator who refused to aid the poor in the country or the insufficient education system and in the end that was why a revolution had to take place. Fulgencio Batista liked being in control and when he was not he had cruel ways of dealing with it. He ordered police to be brutal with citizens often hav... ... middle of paper ... ...orge III.
Johnson’s outlook on slavery also affected the way his plan for reconstruction would get through by being “an uncompromising racist” and “insist[ing] that the blacks did not deserve citizenship [,]” which shocked moderates [so much that they] voted with the radicals to override the presidential veto[,]… [and they also] refused to acc... ... middle of paper ... ...and should care to stay in power to benefit the people (H.A. Tompkins). Johnson did not do these, so he is worthy of receiving contempt and impeachment. H.A. Tompkins is incorrect about Johnson because he was a bad president, no matter the time, or congressman in charge.
Rather than Diefenbaker agreeing and cooperating with the United States to decide the steps that should be taken to resolve this issue with their new found proof, Diefenbaker not chose to... ... middle of paper ... ...ad discovered theses records during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis so this adds on to how his actions made during the crisis were partly based off of his dislike towards Kennedy. Diefenbaker decided not to be the bigger person in the situation and even though the dislike was towards John F. Kennedy, his decisions and actions ended up breaking down the Canadian-American Relations. The actions in which Diefenbaker had taken during his time of leader ship in the mid of the Cuban Missile Crisis had torn apart Canadian-American relations. When America had discovered what the Soviet Union were planning America had turned for help. However, Canadian Prime Minster Diefenbaker had failed to give their full support.
If the Cuban visitors witnessed the events it would change their minds in a heartbeat! In Cuba, human rights conditions still remain very poor, mostly because the government limits what rights that Cubans acquire as citizens. Even if a right is stated as a law or a given right of the citizen Cuban officials find almost any way possible to turn what the Cubans are doing into a vicious crime and imprison them. There are very tight restrictions on children and adoption in the state. Children that are born in Cuba and put up for adoption are not allowed to get adopted by United States citizens.
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 reason for this is that the years of and U.S. dominated Cuban economy, combined with the troublesome Platt Amendment, fueled the fire of class differences and created in Castro’s mind a distrust of U.S. involvement in Cuba. However, while Castro’s anti-American stance no doubt hindered relations with the U.S., it was more the fault of the Eisenhower and Kennedy presidencies reluctance to offer aid outright to Castro and accept change in Cuba. This unwillingness of Castro to adhere to the U.S. standard or democracy in turn led to unwarranted economic sanctions, which later led to Cuba’s need for Soviet economic support. “The U.S. government measures went beyond the retaliation warranted by the injuries American citizens and interests had up to that time suffered at Castro’s hands” (Welch 58).
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, American foreign policy shifted from Latin America to the Middle East. This new focus meant that critical issues in Latin America were ignored, such as the Cuban embargo. The United States’ economic sanctions against Cuba have resulted in a degraded quality of life. Cubans lack access to basic goods and services. Additionally, the embargo has decreased the United States’ ability to exert its influence in the region.
However, starting from the end of the 1980’s the Communist block begin falling apart. Cuba lost its international allies and became helpless both economically and politically in the international seen, and it is no longer a threat to US interests. In spite of this, in 1992 the US congress passed the so called the “Cuban Democracy Act”. The sanctions against Cuba strengthened, and the objectives of the sanctions are also transformed from containing communism to bringing freedom and democracy to the people of Cuba. Still, the multifaceted and half a century old sanctions failed to bring democracy and freedom to the people of Cuba, and now it is time to make a new beginning by lifting the embargos, and engaging with Cuba through public diplomacy, communication and international aid.