Pro to the question "Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo against Cuba?"
"The arguments in favor of lifting the embargo are not as weighty as those that counsel retaining it.
Why alleviate the Cuban government's economic situation when history has shown that every time Castro strengthens his power, he invests those resources to retract the few morsels of economic freedom granted to the people during the periods of deep crisis?...
Once Castro is dead, the Cuban ruling class is overwhelmed by the huge power vacuum and all economic activity suddenly stops as everyone waits to see what will happen, only then will the offer be made to lift the embargo and grant generous aid in exchange for democracy and freedoms for the Cuban people...
The key is to induce the establishment of democracy in Cuba. For that it is necessary to keep intact the capacity to negotiate."
"Keep U.S. Embargo on Cuba," Miami Herald, Oct. 2, 2003