US-Cuba Embargo Argumentative Essay

A position paper outlining the major reasons why the American Cuban embargo should be lifted.
# 145298 | 3,205 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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This paper discusses how for almost half a decade, the US has applied economic sanctions to the socialist country Cuba, claiming that Castro the long time leader, has always failed to install democracy and protect human rights. It argues that by looking at the results of these sanctions, the harm inflicted to both countries far outweighs the benefits of it and that it is time to stop the embargo. The paper also contends that the US has in no way the legitimate rights to oppress eleven million people and deny them their basic needs. The paper concludes that by resolving the US-Cuba conflict would result in a win-win situation where both sides benefit from befriending the other.

From the Paper:

" What has the US gained through this stubbornness and over self-pride? Nothing! Looking back at what has been achieved during these 50 years of the embargo; one can hardly pick point the results. Probably, damages that have been caused by the multiple levels sanctions are far more than the benefits President Obama was talking about last month. What have we achieved through the embargo? Ask this question to any politician and hear the silence. It's a "Hard to answer" type of questions and that's because nothing has been gained; a pure half century of failure. The collateral damages caused to both countries; US and Cuba; far outweigh the intended benefits of the embargo. Yes, they were five decades of missed opportunities to Americans and five more decades of denial and misery to Cubans. Are we happy yet? Are we ready to take the barriers off now? It's maybe time for Washington to start asking itself these questions. "

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