Cuba: Hole in the Embargo

Ever since 1960, the U.S. has been putting an economic squeeze on Communist Cuba with what amounts to an unofficial trade embargo. Free world nations are urged not to do business with Castro, and all vessels in Cuban trade are blacklisted from picking up U.S. Government-financed cargo. So far, 196 vessels are on the forbidden list; free world trade has skidded from $1.3 billion in 1959 to less than $300 million last year, leaving Castro almost totally dependent on his Iron Curtain friends. But last week Great Britain knocked a hole in the embargo big enough to drive a...

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