The Cuban populace
deserves the right to
incorporate free trade
and to increase business
opportunities with U.S.
companies. It would also increase
U.S. exports for agricultural
F. Stephen Hartley
North Aurora, IL
Forgiveness is something every person,
country should exhibit.
Allow the people of
Cuba to move forward globally.
United States remove
sanctions on Cuba?
Only the people suffer
the effect of political
decisions imposed on
the basis of what’s best
for a country.
Since 1962, the United States has imposed an economic,
commercial and financial embargo on Cuba, making it one of
the most enduring embargos in modern history. The United
Nations General Assembly has passed a nonbinding resolution
condemning the embargo every year since 1991, most recently
Thousand Oaks, CA
on November 8, 2006.
Those who want sanctions lifted remind us the Cold War is
over and Cuba no longer poses a threat. We have normal trade
and diplomatic relations with such communist countries as
China and Vietnam, so why not with Cuba?
We live in a time when
the U.S. has a multitude
of global threats. Until
the Castro regime is no
longer in power or anti-American sentiment ceases, we
should not change our stand.
Opponents recall that Cuba’s unelected leaders confiscated
property owned by U.S. citizens and insist sanctions should
remain in place until the Castro regime enacts democratic
reforms, respects human rights and releases roughly 300 political
The time is not right.
prisoners said to be held in Cuban prisons. What do you think?
The U.S. will look like
they are trying to get
inside the Cuban island
instead of giving a second chance to the Communist
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It would only give the
Castro regime more
money for themselves.
They won’t allow the
people to get ahead.