Canada: By Its Own Lights

The importance of Canada's trade with Fidel Castro's Cuba is not so much the money as the principle of the thing—and Canada and the U.S. incline to differ sharply on the principles at stake. When the U.S. first embargoed trade with Cuba in 1960, in retaliation for Castro's seizure of U.S. property, Canada decided that Washington's quarrel was none of its own. Canada has steadfastly declined even to join the Organization of American States. Going it alone, Canada's exports to Castro rose from $13 million to $24.5 million last year—a healthy jump,...

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