US embargo on Cuba
The United States imposes a financial, commercial and economic embargo against Cuba currently. Relationships between the two nations suffers distrust and antagonism, which stated in 1959. The United Nations are in support of lifting the embargo claiming that it has resulted in the economic and social development of the island nations. This embargo costs the Unites State’s economy more than one billion per year on exports and more than $753 billion on Cuba.

The United States is likely to lift its embargo against Cuba. According to numerous experts, this is likely to happen anytime soon. They feel that the embargo does make real sense and lifting it will be good for everyone. This is because the embargo has a negative impact on the economies of both nations. The citizens and investors from both nations continue to be tantalized as a result of this embargo.

However, Donald Trump presented further concessions

In 2015, President Barak Obama claimed that the United States was going to ease the trade and travel restrictions with Cuba. Consequently, in early 2016, Barrack Obama to his first trip to Cuba to normalize the situation between the two nations. This was historic because this was the first US presidential visit since 1928. Before leaving office, Obama allowed a repeat of Clinton-era in which Cubans were permitted to reside in the United States Permanently illegally. This announcement brought joy to cigar aficionados, leisure travellers and rum drinkers.

However, Donald Trump presented further concessions to the agreement since his election rekindled debates over the US-Cuba policy. The restrictions on commerce and travel remain in place because an agreement was not reached upon. There are still United States flights destined for Havana, Cuba despite the concessions.



Many people argue that the embargo does not make sense hence, ensuring that it comes to an end is likely to make the US citizens happier, and all the island nations will have freedom. The advantages that the US would have ribbed due to its trade relations by with Cuba is now being ribbed by other nations such as Europe.

Cuba posses a deep culture revealed mainly through their food, clothing and agricultural products which are potential exports. On the other side, Cuba requires infrastructure labour which is an opportunity for US investors. There is also a possibility of lifting the embargo on Cuba if Cuba pays the $7 billion which the United States government claims it seized. According to the US government, the embargo can be lifted after making this payment.

Despite the travelling bun on Cuba, university groups, journalists, academic researchers and professional meetings are allowed into the nation. Moreover, athletes and other performers are allowed into Cuba. Humanitarian and family visiting is also allowed. This shows that anyone with a reason can visit Cuba from the United States. Cuba has made it clear that the US passports are still welcome in Cuba.

Conclusively, the United States imposes a financial, commercial and economic embargo against Cuba currently. The United States is likely to lift its embargo against Cuba. According to numerous experts, this is likely to happen anytime soon. This is because the embargo has a negative impact on the economies of both nations.

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