Is It Time to Bring an End to the U.S. Embargo of Cuba?

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It’s been in place for more than 50 years, has seen eleven U.S. presidents come and go, has divided two countries, and cost billions of dollars in trade. So, is it time to bring the U.S. embargo of Cuba to an end?

Just 145 kilometers separate Cuba from the United States but, when it comes to politics, they are worlds apart. For more than fifty years, the U.S. has imposed an embargo on the island nation, with major trade and travel implications involved. Critics say the controversial policy is a relic of the Cold War and that it is time to scrap it. CCTV’s Michael Voss reports from Cuba.

Is it Time to End the US Embargo on Cuba?

Is it Time to End the US Embargo on Cuba?

Michael Voss reports from Havana where many are arguing that it is time the US ends the embargo on Cuba.

Ninoska Perez Castellon, long-time opponent of the Cuban government and proponent of the embargo; and Hugo Cancio, who is opposed to the embargo, join CCTV’s Anand Naidoo to discuss the future of the trade embargo.

US - Cuba Trade Embargo: Guest Panel

US - Cuba Trade Embargo: Guest Panel

Ninoska Perez Castellion, long-time opponent of the Cuban government and proponent of the embargo, and Hugo Cancio, who is opposed to the embargo, join Anand Naidoo to discuss the future of the trade embargo.

Dr. Carlos Alzugaray Treto, a former Cuban diplomat and educator joins CCTV’s Anand Naidoo from Cuba for another perspective on the embargo.

Former Cuban Diplomat on the US - Cuba Trade Embargo

Former Cuban Diplomat on the US - Cuba Trade Embargo

Dr. Carlos Alzugaray Treto, former Cuban diplomat and educator, joins Anand Naidoo to continue the discussion on the controversial US trade embargo.

To wrap up the discussion on the U.S. trade embargo, CCTV’s Anand Naidoo is joined by Sujatha Fernandes, Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens University; and Jaime Suchlicki, Director of Cuban American studies at the University of Miami.

US - Cuba Trade Embargo: Guest Panel, Part II

US - Cuba Trade Embargo: Guest Panel, Part II

To wrap up the discussion on the US trade embargo, Anand Naidoo is joined by Sujatha Fernandes, associate professor of sociology at Queens University, and Jaime Suchlicki, director for Cuban American studies at the University of Miami.