Castro Was Monstrous, And So Is Our Embargo

Castro Was Monstrous, And So Is Our Embargo
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This week on Twitter, President-elect Donald Trump threatened to put an end to the “normalization” of US and Cuban relations initiated by President Barack Obama. “If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people, and the US as a whole,” Trump wrote as news sources flooded the internet with stories about the death of the Cuban dictator, “I will terminate [the] deal.”

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The Obama administration has done little to lift the barriers to trade.The following day, Obama’s press secretary, Josh Earnest, commented on the incoming president’s threats, adding that severing the blossoming business and tourism ties between the two countries is “just not as simple as one tweet might make it seem.”

“There are significant diplomatic, economic, [and] cultural costs that will have to be accounted for if this policy is rolled back,” he added.

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But despite his remarks, the Obama administration has done little to emphasize the importance of simply lifting barriers to trade between the two countr