Our trade embargo hasn't worked in Cuba and its been over 50 years, so why not lift it?

We do business with Communist China and now Viet Nam, since it hasn't been effective why keep it?


Ed J- I fought a war against the communists in Viet Nam, I am not involved with any trade group, but am a disabled vet who voulnteers at the VA as a councilor, and works full time without a salary for teh American Indian Movement. Your cowardly remark is a statement of your lack of thinking

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Personal vendetta between the CIA and Castro. High-ranking CIA officials don't want to be the ones that break first. After Castro dies, they'll probably stop caring.

  • TCSO
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The embargo may have worked somewhat. I don't know details, but I assume that without the 50-year embargo that Cuba's economy would be stronger. So the embargo did work to control Cuba to some degree by decreasing their economic strength. We trade with China and Vietnam because we have much more to gain from them. Cuba offers Cuban cigars and sugar; we still manage to smuggle the cigars in and sugar can come from other places.

  • 1 decade ago

    Simple - the Cuban American lobby is incredibly powerful - if you want to govern Florida - you have to have the Cuban American's backing you, if you want to be in any political office in Florida - you need the Cuban American lobby.

    And they HATE Castro - and simply will not allow the embargo to be lifted...

    Weird how a tiny number of people, with lots of money, can alter politics of an entire nation.


  • 1 decade ago

    Not as long as the Bush family is around. We should have done so 50 years ago and both countries would have suffered less and prospered more.. This is part of our incomprehensible foreign policy that has been for the benefit of corporations like United Fruit Co. and the detriment of our citizens and ordinary people around the world.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Florida is essential in winning the presidency or that is assumed anyway by every politician in America.You can't win Florida without the support of the Cuban immigrants who would vote down anyone opening relations.

    Morality,values and ethics have nothing to do with the embargo.It's pure power politics.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It was a good and needed thing when it was set up, but its time has come to an end. Heres hoping that Castro will kick it soon and maybe those people can take their country back and set up better relations with America.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's very simple. Castro has always

    thumbed his nose at us and doesn't

    care if we trade with his country.

    Notice I said country, not him. He

    chooses who he does business with.

    In addition, as with anyone who in

    possession of great power, Dictator,

    President, etc., giant egos get in the


    In closing, it has been effective. most

    of Cuba lives in squalor.

  • 1 decade ago

    Castro is our enemy and we have every right to embargo him

    It's called: taking a moral stand

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    we are waiting for castro to die so we can come in and take over

  • 1 decade ago

    Why lift it when you said it didn't worked anyway.

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