Embargo a failure


Re Lincoln Diaz-Balart’s April 24 letter, U.S. embargo is necessary: As a Cuban-born American I am embarrassed by people like this. The embargo has been in place for 50 years. It has not worked. It did not work 40 years ago, 30 years ago or one year ago. Yet Diaz-Balart still believes that it is important. Why is it important to flog some dead horse?

Because of their short-sightedness, people like Diaz-Balart probably delayed democracy in Cuba for five decades. Had Cubans been allowed to interact with the United States, they would have realized what a vastly superior system we have, and Castro would have been toppled decades ago. It happened throughout Eastern Europe.

How can anyone trust any decision or pronouncement of someone this short-sighted and with such a lack of critical thinking?

Marcelo Salup, Coral Gables

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