Sanctions Against Cuba: The Beginning Of The End?

On the surface, the U.S. embargo on Fidel Castro's retro-Marxist regime in Havana seems as tight as ever. The Senate voted on July 15 to exempt humanitarian aid from U.S. trade sanctions--but kept in place the heavy restrictions on aid imposed on Cuba and other nations accused of backing terrorism. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) crowed that the vote was a "resounding reaffirmation" of U.S. efforts to isolate Cuba.

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