Should the U.S. Seek to tighten
the economic grip on Cuba ?
if so , why ?
• Since the rest of the world is trading with Cuba, the U.S.
embargo does not stand anywhere in the row .
• It does not impact the trade of Cuba with other countries.
• The complete scenario looks like a Cold War
• However, the U.S. is being consistent with its policy on
human rights, and who knows it just might work.
• Specifically, only US, Israel and Uzbekistan are rejecting
the voice of the United Nations General Assembly to seize
this type of trade treatment.
• More cases appear every year in the news regarding the US
embargo consequences on the lives of millions of Cubans.
Food, medicine and other important supplies are withheld
from the citizens of this island due to its political history
and recent communist upheaval that led Fidel Castro in
Should the U.S. Normalize
business relations with Cuba ?
if so , should the U.S. Stipulate
Assume you are Fidel Castro.
What kind of trade relationship
with the U.S. Would be in your
best interest ?What type would
you be willing to accept?
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13, 1926) is a
Cuban revolutionary leader who was prime minister of
Cuba from December 1959 to December 1976 and
then president, premier until his resignation from the
office in February 2008.
Castro came to power as a result of the Cuban
revolution that overthrew Fulgencio Batista, and
shortly thereafter became Prime Minister of Cuba.
In 1965 he became First Secretary of the Communist
Party of Cuba and led the transformation of Cuba into
a one-party socialist republic.
In 1976 he became President of the Council of State as
well as of the Council of Ministers.
• Castro would want to save and improve Cuba’s
economy with direct aid from U.S. government .
• Simultaneously, he would want to prevent any
influence that might cause social or political
• If Castro allows this then further growth is
possible because after, when in 2000 the export
to U.S was opened then Cuba became 25th largest
agricultural market for U.S with sales exceeding
$400 million in U.S.
How does the structure and
relationships of the American
political system influence the
existence and specification of the
• Structurally, Congress and the President
listen to lobbyists and campaign donors who
oppose Castro’s regime. America also has a
long standing adversarial relationship with
Communist countries which makes policy