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U.S. Embargo and Sanctions are Designed to Cause Economic Crisis

U.S. EMBARGO AND SANCTIONS ARE DESIGNED TO CAUSE ECONOMIC CRISIS For 60 years, the United States has maintained an economic, commercial and financial embargo (also commonly referred to as a “blockade”) against Cuba.  The embargo’s explicit purpose - as stated by a secret State Department memorandum in 1960 - is to “to bring about hunger, desperation and overthrow of government.”  The United Nations has called out the embargo by noting…

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Download PDF CLARIFYING THE HYPE OF NOV. 15. In response to questions and concerns, as well as misinformation, surrounding the protests planned for November 15, 2021, and overall continued incendiary rhetoric related to Cuba, here is additional context and background that may prove useful. Role of the economic and humanitarian crisis facing Cubans in spurring frustration The organizers of the planned protest on November 15, 2021 have expressed their support for…

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The Alliance For Cuba Engagement And Respect

The people of Cuba have long been suffering under an economic blockade by the United States that places restrictions on food, medicine, and even economic support from relatives. President Trump not only reversed President Obama’s move to strengthen relations but further tightened the blockade. Despite high hopes, President Biden has so far failed to bring about improved relations. After 60 years of failed policy, it is time to demand a different path forward.

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