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Why does the United States of America still impose trade sanctions and an embargo against the people of Cuba?

asked Jun 10 '10 at 23:20

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Maro Rizkalla

The sanctions are against the country of Cuba, not the people. The United States of America does not like the communist government in Cuba, and so excludes them from trade with them.

answered Jul 21 '10 at 17:29

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And when you "hit" a country, you "hit" the economy => you "hit" the people.

(Jul 21 '10 at 17:31) Hanhart Hanhart's gravatar image

That is true, however, the intent of the US sanctions is to harm the government, not the people. The US government wants a change in the governmental system in Cuba, they do not want to cripple the people of another nation.

(Jul 21 '10 at 17:33) dan_144 dan_144's gravatar image

and it's worked so well =p

(May 03 '12 at 10:33) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image

In my opinion, the trade embargo against Cuba is a remnant of communist fear by the presidential administrations of the 60s, and an outcome of the overthrow of the Batista government in Cuba by Castro. Thus forcing the bourgeois to voluntarily nationalize their businesses and properties or flee Cuba to which the communist government ultimately took control of those businesses and properties anyway. The continued misguided embargo of Cuba is a direct result of the continued influence of the Cuban aristocracy in Florida who fled Cuba in the early 60s.

answered Jul 22 '10 at 21:47

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seems strange that the reason for the ridiculous trade sanctions is that cuba is a communist country, and yet they have Gitmo in cuba and they are in bed with china, a communist country, when will the rest of the world wake up and say enough is enough, before America has an empire, and we all know how that goes, i suppose tho on the upside if america does become an empire they wont have to import slaves this time.

answered May 03 '12 at 08:20

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Michael Mackinnon

they have 900 bases around the world and countries like Japan have to pay billions to the US for them to move their troops off their land, it's already an empire

(May 03 '12 at 10:35) mutley2209 mutley2209's gravatar image

It's not because Cuba is communist. Indeed, it's questionable that Cuba can even be described as 'communist' at any time in the 54 years over which the embargo has been in force. It's rather more complex than that. However, with the majority of the American people now in favour of ending the embargo it seems that the chief reasons for continuing the embargo are, as mentioned above, the appeasement of Cuban exiles and simple legislative inertia.

(May 03 '12 at 12:55) Cornelia Cornflake Cornelia%20Cornflake's gravatar image
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