Top Pro & Con Arguments


Cuba should be subject to sanctions because it is known to have repeatedly supported acts of terrorism.

Cuba was on the US State Sponsors of Terrorism list from 1982 until 2015, though the Trump administration has reportedly considered reinstating Cuba to the list. [114] [115]

The US State Department consistently finds evidence of Cuba’s involvement in promoting violence, giving terrorists a safe haven, and harboring US fugitives. Members of the Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA), a terrorist organization that operates in Spain, live in Cuba. [10] Black Panther activist and convicted murderer Joanne Chesimard, known as Assata Shakur, is one of 90 or more criminals who fled the United States and received political asylum in Cuba. [75]

In 1996, Castro’s military shot down two American civilian aircrafts, killing four people. [22] Cuba has also supported armed insurgencies in Latin America and Africa. [4]

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