The Economic War Against Cuba


A Historical and Legal Perspective on the U.S. Blockade
by Salim Lamrani; prologue by Wayne S. Smith; foreword by Paul Estrade; translated by Larry Oberg

144 pages
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-58367-340-9
Cloth ISBN: 978-1-58367-341-6
Forthcoming in March 2013
Price: $12.95

It is impossible to fully understand Cuba today without also
understanding the economic sanctions levied against it by the United
States. For over fifty years, these sanctions have been upheld by every
presidential administration, and at times intensified by individual
presidents and acts of Congress. They are a key part of the U.S.
government’s ongoing campaign to undermine the Cuban Revolution, and
stand in egregious violation of international law. Most importantly, the sanctions are cruelly designed for their harmful impact on the Cuban

In this concise and sober account, Salim Lamrani explains everything
you need to know about U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba: their
origins, their provisions, how they contravene international law, and
how they affect the lives of Cubans. He examines the U.S. government’s
own official documents to expose what is hiding in plain sight: an
indefensible, vicious, and wasteful blockade that has been roundly
condemned by citizens around the world.

“An excellent summary of the American economic
sanctions against Cuba, the manner in which they have been imposed for
more than a half century and the harm they cause the Cuban people.”
—Wayne S. Smith, diplomat and former head of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba

Salim Lamrani teaches at the University of Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV and the University of la Réunion. He is also a journalist and commentator who specializes
in Cuban-American relations.,

2 Responses to “The Economic War Against Cuba”

  1. Russell Says:

    Reblogged this on YESCuba: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba.

  2. kimmontague Says:

    gonna give this a read

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