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A Very Brief Review of "The Economic War Against Cuba" at Monthly Review

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It is impossible to fully understand Cuba today without also understanding the economic sanctions levied against it by the United States. For over fifty years, these sanctions have been upheld by every presidential administration, and at times intensified by individual presidents and acts of Congress. They are a key part of the U.S. government's ongoing campaign to undermine the Cuban Revolution, and stand in egregious violation of international law. Most importantly, the sanctions are cruelly designed for their harmful impact on the Cuban people.

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The Economic War Against Cuba, by Salim Lamrani and Monthly Review Press




In this concise and sober account, Salim Lamrani explains everything you
need to know about U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba: their origins,
their provisions, how they contravene international law, and how they
affect the lives of Cubans. He examines the U.S. government's own
official documents to expose what is hiding in plain sight: an
indefensible, vicious, and wasteful blockade that has been roundly
condemned by citizens around the world.

 

I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 
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clickhttp://monthlyreview.org/for the homepage of ... by Gentry L Rowsey on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:51:40 AM