Con to the question "Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo against Cuba?"
"The U.S. government has waged economic war against the Castro regime for half a century. The policy may have been worth a try during the Cold War, but the embargo has failed to liberate the Cuban people. It is time to end sanctions against Havana...
The policy in Cuba obviously has failed. The regime remains in power. Indeed, it has consistently used the embargo to justify its own mismanagement, blaming poverty on America...
Ending the embargo would have obvious economic benefits for both Cubans and Americans. The U.S. International Trade Commission estimates American losses alone from the embargo as much as $1.2 billion annually."
"Time to End the Cuba Embargo," The National Interest, Dec. 11, 2012
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.
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Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute
Weekly columnist, Forbes online
Senior Fellow, International Religious Persecution, Institute on Religion and Public Policy
Member, advisory board, Lifeboat Foundation
Former associate, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Former associate, Institute for Policy Innovation
Former associate, Heritage Foundation
Former editor, Inquiry
Former columnist, antiwar.com
Former special assistant to President Reagan
Senior policy analyst, Ronald Reagan presidential campaign, 1980