United States embargo against Cuba

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The United States embargo against Cuba was imposed by President Eisenhower after Cuba´s dictator Fidel Castro expropriated American citizens and companies in 1959. The embargo was enshrined as law (Torricelli Act) in 1992. The Torricelli Act prohibits subsidiaries of US companies abroad all trade with Cuba. Barack Hussein Obama, who is a big opponent of the embargo facilitated the regulations in December 2014.[1][2] On November 1, 2017 the Trump Administration chose to defend the U.S. embargo on Cuba at the United Nations and vote against resolutions condemning the embargo, reversing an Obama Administration policy.[3]

The embargo was helping to maintain conditions in which the Cuban regime could be forced out of power.[4]


  1. Fontova, Humberto (June 1, 2014). CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHIEF IN HAVANA: END THE EMBARGO. FrontpageMag. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  2. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/moving-swiftly-us-eases-travel-and-trade-rules-cuba
  3. Trump Administration to Defend Cuba Embargo at UN, Reversing Obama. Voice of America (from the Associated Press). October 31, 2017. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  4. http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/the-cuban-embargo-isnt-just-about-the-embargo/