Sunday, October 12, 2014

End the Embargo on Cuba

Recent political shifts make this the right moment to build a new relationship, including formal diplomatic ties.

For the first time in more than 50 years, shifting politics in the United States and changing policies in Cuba make it politically feasible to re-establish formal diplomatic relations and dismantle the senseless embargo. The Castro regime has long blamed the embargo for its shortcomings, and has kept ordinary Cubans largely cut off from the world. Mr. Obama should seize this opportunity to end a long era of enmity and help a population that has suffered enormously since Washington ended diplomatic relations in 1961, two years after Fidel Castro assumed power. 


La Habana en junio de 2011. Credit Desmond Boylan/Reuters 

Leer en EspaƱol: Tiempo de Acabar el Embargo de Cuba


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