There was a little bit of Cuba news today; the New York Times has an article about sightings of Fidel strolling the streets of Havana. More serious reporting about Cuba came last week, when CNN and other outlets (but not the Times, as far as I can tell) reported that Republican Senator Richard Lugar, the ranking Repub. on the Foreign Relations Committee, called for an end to the 47-year-old U.S. embargo.
It turns out that more and more people have been calling for an end to the embargo (which Cubans call a “blockade,” which makes sense given that U.S. policy aims to restrict other countries’ trade with Cuba as well), including now a majority of Cubans in Miami.
Even more people might favor ending the embargo if they knew that it costs the United States far more than it does Cuba, as Margot Pepper points out in an article from our March/April issue, just posted to the website. Click here for the article.