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Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo Against Cuba? New Website from ProCon.org
|Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 | ProCon.org | MORE HEADLINES|
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the ongoing US embargo against Cuba. Eleven successive US presidents have imposed economic sanctions and restrictions on Cuban travel and commerce for all people and companies under US jurisdiction.
ProCon.org debuts its brand new issue website, cuba-embargo.procon.org, and delves into the pros and cons of whether or not the United States should maintain its embargo against Cuba.
Proponents of the embargo argue that Cuba has not met the US conditions for lifting the embargo, including transitioning to democracy and improving human rights. They say that backing down without getting concessions from the Castro regime will make the United States appear weak, and that only the Cuban elite would benefit from open trade.
Opponents of the Cuba embargo argue that it should be lifted because the failed policy is a Cold War relic and has clearly not achieved its goals. They say the sanctions harm the US economy and Cuban citizens, and prevent opportunities to promote change and democracy in Cuba. They say the embargo hurts international opinion of the United States.
In addition to in-depth research on the pros and cons of maintaining the Cuba embargo, the new ProCon.org website contains a historical background section, videos, images, over 60 footnotes and sources, and Did You Know? facts including:
For pros, cons, and related research on whether or not the United States should maintain its embargo against Cuba, visit cuba-embargo.procon.org.