Sanctions against Cuba Argumentative Essay by Quality Writers

Sanctions against Cuba
A discussion of the history of the sanctions against Cuba and the reasons for the arguments in favor of dropping them.
# 104277 | 2,236 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper discusses the history, aims, and effectiveness of United States economic and travel sanctions against Cuba. The paper then focuses on the change in public opinion within the United States that favors dropping the sanctions against Cuba. Next, the paper discusses the arguments in favor of dropping the sanctions and presents them as personal recommendations to the President.

Table of Contents:
Benefits of Change
Short- and Long-Term Change

From the Paper:

"Passage of this legislation came at a time when many in congress believed that the fall of Cuba was imminent, based on the example of the Soviet Union and its disintegration. They were wrong, though the sanctions they imposed continue as if they were effective. The formation and maintenance of the policy has been affected from the fist by competing interests in the U.S., and this only adds to the uncertainty seen by many: "The oddities of American politics being what they are, no one can be absolutely certain that the embargo will not last another forty years." Even as the Helms-Burton law was passed, future U.S.-Cuba relations were characterized as bleak as far as any positive change was concerned."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carter, Tom. "Hope for Warmer U.S.-Cuba Ties Drastically Curtailed, Experts Say: Outlook 'Bleak' after Downing of Planes, Sanctions Law." The Washington Times (April 20, 1996), . 8.
  • "Cuba: Introductory Survey," Europe World Yearbook, Volume 1 (London: Europa, 1998), 1076.
  • Erikson , Daniel P. "The New Cuba Divide." The National Interest (Spring 2002), available from; accessed 20 May 2007.
  • "Foreign Policy: Cuba. The United States should trade goods, not insults, with Cuba," The Minnesota Daily, 4 August 2005 [newspaper online]; available from ; Internet; accessed 13 March 2007.
  • Iliff, Laurence. "Cuba's Reform Stalled in Initial Stages, Official Says." The Dallas Morning News (September 30, 1998), 1A.

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