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Cuban lesson for Obama

Published 07/11/2008

The US blockade of Cuba has been in place since 1962 and is the most restrictive set of sanctions to be imposed by one country on another.

To deny a poor developing country access to food and medicines is a wrongheaded and vindictive policy that frustrates the US business sector as well as punishing Cuban people.

Ending the blockade should be a first step by the new administration in Washington toward greater détente with Cuba.

Stephen McCloskey

Cuba Support Group, Belfast

Belfast Telegraph

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