CUBA: Crack in the Boycott

For 14 years, the U.S. has maintained a trade boycott against Cuba as part of a policy of trying to isolate the Communist island country from the rest of the hemisphere. Last week, in the most significant change in that policy to date, the State Department announced a partial lifting of the boycott. Direct trade with Cuba is still banned. But U.S. firms with overseas subsidiaries will now be allowed to make unrestricted sales to Cuba from their foreign-owned plants; foreign merchant vessels will be allowed to refuel in U.S. ports even if they have previously called in...

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