Top Pro & Con Arguments


Cuban-Americans and most of the world oppose the embargo, and maintaining it is detrimental to the reputation of the United States among the international community.

More than 80% of Cuban Americans surveyed in 2011 said the embargo has worked not very well or not at all. A 2012 opinion poll of more than 1,000 US adults found that 62% of respondents thought the United States should re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. [25] [26] 

The United Nations has formally denounced the US embargo on Cuba every year since 1991. In 2019, 187 countries in the UN General Assembly voted to condemn the US policy; only Israel and Brazil sided with the United States. [13] [88] [119]


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