Pro to the question "Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo against Cuba?"
"Just as the U.S. Congress focused sanctions on Iran's petroleum-refining capability, which is that country's foremost source of income, the United States has sanctions against tourism transactions in Cuba to prevent an exponential increase in funds directly to Castro regime's repressive machinery...
Current U.S. policy toward Cuba has not failed. In order to label a policy as a failure, there needs to be evidence of the success, or likely success, of alternatives.
The fact is that decades of Canadian and European tourism to Cuba -- with over three million visitors per year -- has not eased the Castro regime's repression, improved its respect for basic human rights or helped Cuba's civil society gain any democratic space. To the contrary, it has increased repression and stabilized Castro's regime...
For Cubans, the consequence of lifting restrictions on U.S. tourism is more repression; for the United States, it's having financed that repression."
"Stick to the Facts on the Cuba Travel Ban," thehill.com, May 18, 2016