The United States still maintains a draconian-style economic embargo on the Republic of Cuba. The primary function is to punish the people of Cuba for their choice in Government after the revolt that overthrew the U.S backed the Dictator state of Cuba in 1959, and ultimately make the citizen’s life so miserable that they would blame their own Government for their economic calamity.
According to state.gov/cuba-sanctions in February 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed an embargo on trade between the United States and Cuba, in response to certain actions taken by the Cuban Government, and directed the Departments of Commerce and the Treasury to implement the embargo, which remains in place today.
Every Year, The World Calls for an end to the economic blockade of Cuba
UN General Assembly calls for US to end Cuba embargo for 29th consecutive year
Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cuba, introduced the resolution, saying that nobody can overlook the fact that the blockade is the primary obstacle to his country’s quest for prosperity and well‑being.SEVENTY-FIFTH SESSION, 85TH & 86TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)
The Fruits of the economic embargo are starting to pay dividends for The U.S. State Department. The Citizens are so tired and defeated they are blaming their economic problems on their own Government. Western media, as per usual, conveniently overlooks America’s sanctions are the primary reason Cuba is suffering economically.
Twitter is abuzz with counterviews regarding the American Propaganda machine, and Users are calling out the false information dissemination of fake information from the U.S Department of Information.
A ton of corporate media, including the Financial Times, Fox News, The New York Times and The Guardian have used a pic of a PRO-govt rally in Cuba 🇨🇺 to illustrate their articles on anti-government protests, falsely claiming the huge crowds to be on the side of the US. pic.twitter.com/eKo9QJzzeP— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) July 13, 2021
If US officials actually cared about Cuban lives, they would lift the crippling blockade they’ve imposed on Cuba for decades. https://t.co/NPdIkZIFBS— Jacobin (@jacobin) July 13, 2021
And as per usual, the Well off Cuban Politicians in Miami are pandering to their Anti Cuba Government constituents. The Anti Cuba Government constituents in Florida are primarily made up of wealthy white Cubans who benefited from Batista Regime that was put in place by the U.S.
U.S Government backed Batista: After running unsuccessfully for the presidency in 1952, Batista staged a coup. Back in power and receiving financial, military and logistical support from the United States government, Batista suspended the 1940 Constitution and revoked most political liberties. : sound familiar?
Americans never really let the Cubans decide their own fate. Even after Castro toppled the Pro American Government, the economic embargo was put in place By the U.S Government to make sure their choice of Government would not succeed.
Madam Speaker, unfortunately, you seem to have been misguided. No one who peacefully protested yesterday in #Cuba feared or had reason to fear for his or her security. It is no secret that US policy against Cuba aims at generating hardships and social discontent.— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) July 12, 2021
Why does the U.S Still have Sanctions on Cuba?
Today the Primary reason the economic embargo is still in place is the ‘Florida Delegates’ Both parties are pandering to voters in Florida. Exiled Cubans make up a large voting block in that state. Florida is a State Republicans can’t afford to lose if they want to win the Whitehouse. So we shouldn’t expect the U.S stance to change as long as Florida is an important delegate state for both political parties.