Letters to the Editor

Cuban embargo ineffective

I find it hypocritical for the Oct. 26 editorial, Way too premature, to oppose the lifting of the embargo on Cuba based on its terrible human-rights record. The United States enjoys completely open trade, even gives certain trade advantages to China — a country that cannot be cited as one with exemplary human rights.

The Cuban embargo has been in place more than 50 years and has accomplished almost nothing. Isn’t it time to have a policy that reflects our policy with other countries that give their citizens similar human rights? What sense does it make for Cuban Americans to be able to travel openly to Cuba while American citizens cannot? This is blatant discrimination.

Joyce Zaritsky, Miami Beach

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