Letter: Cuba embargo is useless and should end

Published December 21, 2013 1:01 am

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Travelers to Cuba face sanctions by the U.S because the country is not following the human rights and transitioning to democracy. The U.S lost more than 6,000 jobs that could be got from commerce between U.S and Cuba. Many private businesses in Cuba have been stopped because of the embargo.

The two countries are always opponents to each other because of the embargo, both in politics and citizenship. As the result of the vote to make this embargo, the U.S has only been supported by Israel; all other countries opposed it.

The goal of the embargo on Cuba has not been achieved; there are no benefits from this embargo. It has only made both countries' citizens suffer and made a bad relationship between the U.S and Cuba. It has to stop.

Blaise Shema

Salt Lake City