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Cuba: New US Sanctions Debate

As business groups and some U.S. lawmakers argue for lifting the US sanctions against Cuba, we take a closer look at the effects it has had on U.S. trade with the island.


Forty five years after President John F. Kennedy imposed wideranging U.S. sanctions against Cuba, a group of U.S. lawmakers are working at easing the embargo. At the same time, USA*Engage, a Washington-based group representing U.S. companies and agricultural exporters, is asking for the Cuba embargo to be lifted.

"American jobs are lost, but the embargo has little real effect on Cuba," USA*Engage said in a recent report, Top 10 Reasons for Changing US Policy Towards Cuba. "Her doors are opened...


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