Cuba & the U.S.A.

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Cuba & the U.S.A.

  1. 1. CUBA & THE U.S.A. BY HADASSAH CASTANEDA 1996-2002
  2. 2. Historical & Political Context  U.S.A. 1960 Embargo on Cuba  Economic isolation  Diplomatic isolation  Fight against Communism  Promote Democracy  Libertad Act of 1996  Explicit law  Promote “human rights”
  3. 3. Theoretical Basis  Diplomatic Isolation  Communism & the Cold War  Anti-Soviet  Sanctions and Power Transitions  U.S.A.’s  Similar “sense of satisfaction” governments foster satisfaction
  4. 4. Clinton Administration   Cuban Americans allowed to send money Direct Flights to Cuba for:   Cubans with families on the island, journalists, professiona l researchers and scholars, official government travelers and "sponsored travelers," Expand money allowed to be sent overseas
  5. 5. Bush Administration     Increased penalties for violating restrictions Reduced family remittances: $3,000 to $300. Castro’s indifference to harsher restrictions Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act (TSRA) in 2000
  6. 6. Impact & Opinion: U.S.A.    Tourism Exports U.S.A. Opinion  Cuban-Americans
  7. 7. Impact & Opinions: Cuba  Relied on the Soviet Union until its collapse  Economic pro’s & con’s  Tourism  Technological Hindrances  Nationalism  Success despite the embargo
  8. 8. Lessons and Legacy       Fidel Castro Obama Raul Castro U.N. condemns embargo Pragmatism & willingness to cooperate on both sides UNASUR

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