It is impossible to fully understand Cuba today without also understanding the economic sanctions levied against it by the United States. For over fifty years, these sanctions have been upheld by every presidential administration, and at times intensified by individual presidents and acts of Congress. They are a key part of the U.S. governmentas ongoing campaign to undermine the Cuban Revolution, and stand in egregious violation of international law. Most importantly, the sanctions are cruelly designed for their harmful impact on the Cuban people. In this concise and sober account, Salim Lamrani explains everything you need to know about U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba: their origins, their provisions, how they contravene international law, and how they affect the lives of Cubans. He examines the U.S. governmentas own official documents to expose what is hiding in plain sight: an indefensible, vicious, and wasteful blockade that has been roundly condemned by citizens around the world.A Historical and Legal Perspective on the U.S. Blockade Salim Lamrani. 151. ... Marc P. Sullivan, U.S. Department of State, aCuba: Issues for the 109th Congress, a January 23, 2006, 16; http://fpc.state.gov/docua ments/organization/61636.pdf.
|Title||:||The Economic War Against Cuba|
|Publisher||:||NYU Press - 2013-03-01|