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Cuba, U.S.A.: Trading Partners

Child of the Revolution reports that “newly-released figures confirm what many of us have known for some time” – that the US trade restrictions on Cuba are really “not much of an embargo”.

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  • Contrary to Australia-based “Child of the Revolution” the tradefigures only give a partial indication of the island’s ability to overcome Washington’s blockade of the island. It’s an attempt to strangle the country economically and make life there even more difficult than it already is. Not only does the United States deny Cuba the right to SELL any of its products and services in the United States market, an obvious one for an island but 90 miles away, but Washington’s policy tries to prevent Cuba from having normal relationships with every other country on earth. This is done by punishing foreign firms who do business with Cuba, and foreign banks who process Cuba’s international financial transactions.

    If Cuba were able to have normal commercial ties with the United States and the rest of the world, it could address far more of its own domestic problems than it’s able to do now while continuing to have to defend its right to engage in normal commercial relationships.

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