A year later, the blockade remains in full force

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source: Granma
January 4 2016

Author: Sergio Alejandro Gómez | informacion@granma.cu

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This aggressive relic of the Cold War remains in force today, despite being condemned every year at the UN by the international community, even after Havana and Washington opened a new chapter in their bilateral relations December 17, 2014

us congress 2.jpgWhile the U.S. president has wide executive powers to modify the application of the blockade, Congress is the only body that can completely eliminate the policy. Photo: AP

The Apollo spacecraft landing on the moon, the lifting of the prohibition of alcohol in Mississippi and the end of racial segregation, are the stuff of history books in the United States. However, these three events all postdate the implementation of the economic, political and financial blockade against Cuba.

Many may wonder how it is possible that this relic of the Cold War remains in force today, despite being condemned every year…

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