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Failed Sanctions: Why the U.S. Embargo against Cuba Could Never Work

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Spadoni,Paolo (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2010
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9780813035154
Published:
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida
ISBN:
9780813035154
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Economic conditions, United States, Cuba, Banks and banking, Foreign investments, Trade policy, Embargo, Sanctions (international law)
Notes:
230 p., For almost five decades, the United States has maintained a comprehensive economic embargo on Cuba. U.S.-based travel to the island is severely restricted, and most financial and commercial transactions with Cuba are illegal for U.S. citizens. In the 1990s the United States tightened the embargo further, seeking to promote change in Cuba by depriving the Castro government of hard currency revenues. And yet the stalemate remains. This book argues that the embargo has not been particularly effective in achieving its primary goal. The United States has not only been unable to stifle the flow of foreign investment into Cuba but has actually contributed to the recovery of the Cuban economy, particularly from the deep recession it entered following the demise of the Soviet Union.