December 18, 2013

The Perversity of the Cuban Embargo

Nicholas Wapshott, Reuters

The Associated Press

Whether Obama was entering into Mandela’s contagious spirit of reconciliation and forgiveness, or following in the footsteps of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan in reaching out to communist enemies, or merely being good-mannered is not clear. What seems plain, however, is that nothing much will come of it. The trade and travel embargo imposed upon Cuba by the United States in 1960 after the communist revolution nationalized American-owned property will remain in force. But is maintaining the Cuban freeze a good thing for America? For the world? For Cubans? No, no, and no.

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