Pro to the question "Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo against Cuba?"
"Some 2.4 million tourists visited Cuba last year, more than 800,000 of them Canadians. For that matter, tens of thousands of Americans make it to Cuba each year, despite the restrictions. Yet for all that exposure to foreign citizens, money, and ideas, the power of the Castro brothers is undiminished.
The travel ban and embargo have not ended Cuba's misery, but lifting them unilaterally will only make that misery worse. Rewarding the dictators who keep Cuba in chains is not the way to set Cubans free."
"Lift Embargo on Cuba? Not So Fast," Boston Globe, Aug. 25, 2010
Experts Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to foreign policy in general or the Cuba embargo specifically. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to foreign policy in general or the Cuba embargo specifically.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Op-Ed columnist, Boston Globe, 1994-present
Board member, Ford Hall Forum
Recipient, Thomas Paine Award, Institute for Justice, 2004
Recipient, Breindel Prize, 1999
Chief editorial writer, Boston Herald, 1987-1994
Former political commentator, WBUR-FM
Former host, Talk of New England television program
Assistant to Dr. John Silber, president of Boston University., 1985-1987
Deputy manager of Raymond Shamie's senatorial campaign, 1984