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    Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    We need to end the stupid Cuban embargo... like now.

    "the Americans have lost nearly all international support for the embargo since the collapse of the Soviet Union. No other nation besides the United States has an economic embargo against Cuba."


    Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Long been against this stupid and pointless embargo. Hell many Cubans in Miami are now turning against the embargo as well: About Half Of Cuban-Americans In Miami Support End To U.S. Embargo, Poll Says | Fox News Latino
    Miami Cuban-Americans support end to embargo | The Salt Lake Tribune


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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    End the ridiculous embargo.

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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    There is no reason for it. End it. What could we possibly gain from a continued Embargo on a small island country that is directly off our shores?
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by kramercat View Post
    We need to end the stupid Cuban embargo... like now.

    "the Americans have lost nearly all international support for the embargo since the collapse of the Soviet Union. No other nation besides the United States has an economic embargo against Cuba."


    Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion
    Hmmm... what was our total damage? I would end it, but only if the Castros and the communist government are gone. In fact, we should just take a page out of Putin's book and take it over. So, let's storm the place, capture (read:kill) the commie leaders, free the oppressed people, and make Cuba a territory of the USA. Our big corporations could crank up that economy and start creating jobs like crazy.
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Cuban Embargo = Asinine US Policy

    End it. Should have been ended decades ago.

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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Hmmm... what was our total damage? I would end it, but only if the Castros and the communist government are gone. In fact, we should just take a page out of Putin's book and take it over. So, let's storm the place, capture (read:kill) the commie leaders, free the oppressed people, and make Cuba a territory of the USA. Our big corporations could crank up that economy and start creating jobs like crazy.
    So it's ok to trade with Dictators in Saudi Arabia, China, and other oppressive nations but not ok to deal with Cuba? Where in the world does that make sense?

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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    If the embargo had never happened all it would mean is that the Castros would be $116 billion richer. Engaging in free trade with a brutal communist dictatorship is not the principled position. THe thought that the Cuban people would have benefited at all from the arrangement is pure fantasy.
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So it's ok to trade with Dictators in Saudi Arabia, China, and other oppressive nations but not ok to deal with Cuba? Where in the world does that make sense?
    Did they threaten us with nukes right off our shores? I think not.
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    Re: Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    So it's ok to trade with Dictators in Saudi Arabia, China, and other oppressive nations but not ok to deal with Cuba? Where in the world does that make sense?
    The support of the Cuban embargo is not a default support for open trade with China and Saudi Arabia. Most people hate that so much US manufacturing was lost to China and even more want to be rid of Saudi oil dependency.

    I think the US should tie all trade agreements to a baseline human rights agreement with those who wish to do business in the US.
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