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New York Times again calls for end to Cuba embargo
Published on October 27, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version


HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- For the second time this month, the New York Times on Sunday published an article that calls for an end to the US economic embargo against Cuba.

In an editorial, the influential New York newspaper analysed the twists and US election intricacies concerning the stance against the Caribbean country over the years, and new trends, even in South Florida, reported Prensa Latina news agency.

"There was a time, not too long ago, when any mainstream politician running for statewide or national office in Florida had to rattle off fiery rhetoric against the Cuban government and declare unquestioning faith that the embargo on the island would one day force the Castros from power,” the New York Times said.

Sunday’s article, signed by the Editorial Committee, headed by Andrew Rosenthal, stressed that the policy has changed dramatically in recent years, as Cuban immigrants in South Florida have spoken in favour of fostering closer ties with their country of origin.

"Cuba still looms large in Florida politics, and to an extent nationally. But it is far from the clear-cut issue it once was,” the newspaper emphasised.

According to the article, this evolution has allowed a growing number of politicians in the United States to recognize the embargo as a failed policy, and argue that to end the era of enmity with Cuba represents the best opportunity to promote a more prosperous future in the Caribbean nation.

Ending the 50-year-old embargo, which requires congressional action, remains challenging because a small but passionate group of Cuban-American lawmakers is adamant about maintaining the status quo, the newspaper pointed out.

The New York Times concluded its editorial by saying that Cuban Americans “should not continue to anchor American policy on a failed course that has strained Washington’s relationship with allies in the hemisphere, prevented robust trade with the island and offered the Cuban government a justification for its failures.”
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Don Dallimore:

Here is a quote that needs some modification, judging by the 22-odd-years that the UN has voted roughly, 188 to 2 Countries', (USA and Israel), to REMOVE the US EMBARGO ON CUBA! That in itself should tell the USA, what the REST OF THE WORLD, thinks of their despicable conduct.


Cuban Americans “should not continue to anchor American policy on a failed course that has strained Washington’s relationship with allies in the hemisphere..."!END OF QUOTE:

It has NOT ONLY, "strained Washington's relations with allies", in THIS HEMISPHERE, but, ANY ALLY' that the USA ACTUALLY HAS, IN BOTH HEMISPHERES'!

It is, AND HAS BEEN, 'A Monument to the USA Government's Stupidity', for the past 50-plus years!


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