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National Interest: 60-year-old U.S. sanctions against Cuba proved to be ineffective

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National Interest: 60-year-old U.S. sanctions against Cuba proved to be ineffective

The US sanctions against Cuba that have been in place for the past 60 years and are still in effect have proved ineffective. Not only did they become that way, this policy was a failure from the very beginning.


This opinion was expressed in an article by a columnist for the American magazine The National Interest.

The journalist believes that the embargo against Cuba will under no circumstances help achieve the goals set by Washington, that is, force Havana to change its political course under external pressure.

He notes that sanctions against Cuba as a whole are not effective due to the almost complete lack of support for this policy by other countries, even by the closest US allies. The only exception is Israel.

On the other hand, Chinese influence is growing very gently and naturally in Cuba and other Latin American countries.

All these facts and trends indicate that the policy of US economic pressure on the countries of the region does not justify itself and often leads to opposite results.

The author calls the American embargo against Cuba "a remnant of the Cold War." However, even during the active confrontation between the Western and Soviet political systems, sanctions against Havana did not lead to a change of power on Liberty Island.

And if Washington failed to achieve its goals with the help of sanctions 60 years ago, now it is all the more clear that they only worsen the economic situation in the countries against which they are applied. But at the same time, no embargo, as the Cuban experience shows, can affect the political system of a sub-sanctioned state.
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  1. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 8 December 2022 09: 30
    +5
    Viva Cuba!!! Only you and the Koreans did not sell out for Snickers!!!!
    1. neworange88
      neworange88 8 December 2022 09: 35
      +2
      But they will be able to live normally in the functioning system of the state of Cuba if something happens to the US dollar pyramid. The system has been developed over the years.
      1. Region-25.rus
        Region-25.rus 8 December 2022 09: 38
        +1
        But they will be able to live normally in the functioning system of the state of Cuba if something happens to the US dollar pyramid.
        so what am I hi
        1. krot
          krot 8 December 2022 10: 20
          0
          I wonder if sanctions will be effective for the US if half of the country dies of starvation?
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 December 2022 09: 33
    -2
    The Americans have been waiting for the effect of their sanctions for 60 years and finally realized that they were waiting in vain. And this is in relation to a small, with the absence of fossils Cuba.
  3. kor1vet1974
    kor1vet1974 8 December 2022 09: 34
    -2
    The US sanctions against Cuba that have been in place for the past 60 years and are still in effect have proved ineffective.
    Not even 60 years have passed since they realized it ..
  4. Stepan
    Stepan 8 December 2022 09: 36
    +8
    30 years there is no USSR. Cuba began to live worse. Considered us traitors. 90 is not the best years in our history. Here is such a butt.
  5. Ivan Ivanov
    Ivan Ivanov 8 December 2022 09: 45
    +4
    Well, how inefficient? Economic development has been severely hampered
    1. nik-mazur
      nik-mazur 8 December 2022 10: 19
      +5
      Quote: IvanIvanov
      Economic development has been severely hampered

      Well, firstly, the goal was not economic development, but regime change, so that the Cubans lay down in front of America and spread their legs, as it was in the first half of the twentieth century.
      And, secondly, if you are curious about how Puerto Rico (an unincorporated organized territory of the United States) lives, then you will think about what is worse - American sanctions or American governance. Only in this century, two defaults and now again on the verge, with all the attendant delights in the form of poverty, drug addiction and crime...
  6. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 8 December 2022 09: 46
    +2
    ***
    Cuba is my love!
    The island of dawn is crimson ...
    A song flies above the planet ringing:
    “Cuba is my love!”
    ---
    Do you hear the chased step?
    This is go Barbudos.
    The sky above them is like a fiery banner ...
    Do you hear the chased step?
    ---
    Courage knows the goal.
    Has become a legend of Cuba ...
    Fidel speaks again with inspiration, -
    Courage knows the goal!
    ---
    Homeland or Death! -
    These are fearless vows.
    The sun of freedom over Cuba burn!
    Homeland or Death! ...



    ***
  7. moreman78
    moreman78 8 December 2022 10: 04
    +5
    No need to la la, compose all sorts of fairy tales! Who was in Cuba, he knows perfectly well what and how - everything can be seen how the people live there. After the USSR stopped feeding and supporting Cuba, there came a complete f... Then Cuba was able to survive only thanks to Venezuelan oil + active cooperation with China began - all new buses (tourists) there are Chinese. Most of the population is still in poverty, there is a card system. For dollars, Cubans are ready for anything, they will even lick and serve the Americans, even though they are considered enemies, but hard cash decides everything ... By the way, Cubans do not really want to work, like all nations living in such a hot climate - they are very lazy!
    1. Stas
      Stas 8 December 2022 18: 52
      0
      I agree with you. I myself was in Havana and in a small town in another part of the island around 2005. They took rice there on a bulk carrier. The very plight of the population was striking. Cards. Prices in shops for tourists are not weak, for locals 3-5 times less, since there is nothing to buy. There were a huge number of rare cars on the go and well-groomed, because there were a lot of new ones, twice. The local population is friendly, they love songs and dances. Sanctions unambiguously went through them and had a heavy effect, but did not break. In general, I liked Cuba, a very peculiar country.
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 8 December 2022 10: 09
    +3
    The US sanctions against Cuba that have been in place for the past 60 years and are still in effect have proved ineffective. Not only did they become that way, this policy was a failure from the very beginning.

    This is an American magazine and American findings. It turns out that Cubans live happily ever after. The Americans did not change power in the country, but seriously undermined the country's economy
  9. Chuck-norris
    Chuck-norris 8 December 2022 10: 12
    0
    The journalist believes that the embargo against Cuba will under no circumstances help achieve the goals set by Washington, that is, force Havana to change its political course under external pressure.

    The example of many other countries that have been sanctioned by the Americans shows that their sanctions are incredibly effective, and the economic development of Cuba is essentially stopped.
  10. know
    know 8 December 2022 10: 21
    +4
    Well, they, to put it mildly, got excited. Yes, they failed to break Cuba, but they certainly succeeded in significantly slowing down its development and influencing the standard of living of Cubans.
  11. ratoborets
    ratoborets 8 December 2022 10: 24
    +2
    The US sanctions against Cuba that have been in place for the past 60 years and are still in effect have proved ineffective.

    they only worsen the economic situation in the countries against which they are used.

    The journalist writes utter nonsense. The deterioration of the economic component is precisely one of the effects of the sanctions.
    In today's world, everything moves and develops. If you are not progressing... or even progressing but slower than others... then you are falling behind.
    For example, the economy has doubled over a period of time. And could grow in three, five or ten times.
    1. Kuzmitsky
      8 December 2022 19: 26
      0
      In general, your words do not contradict the "stupid" conclusions of the journalist. The deterioration of the economic situation was indeed one of the effects of the sanctions. Not even "one of", but the main and main.
      But the fact of the matter is that the purpose of the sanctions was not to make the Cubans beggars, but to force them to change the political system, overthrowing their Castro or his successor. But it didn't work out. This means that the sanctions did not achieve their goals, in other words, they turned out to be ineffective.
      As required.
  12. alexey_444
    alexey_444 8 December 2022 10: 34
    -1
    Cuba is just closer to America, and there they see better the shoals of free American life, we have downs who think that if you get to America as an average person, you will live in chocolate, but no, Cubans know how they really and how they live, not according to Wikipedia propaganda statistics in such the same countries as Cuba but without sanctions.
  13. Uprun
    Uprun 8 December 2022 11: 47
    0
    Cuba, Iran, North Korea have been under sanctions for decades...., decades. They didn’t die out, they live, someone launches rockets, someone became a nuclear power, and everything else is blah, blah, blah. There is only one conclusion - they did not cave in, they go their own way. Respect and respect.