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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 America's and Cuba's History Timeline 1959 1960 1961 Fidel Castro came into power. He ruled Cuba as a dictator, which America disliked. President Eisenhower ended all diplomatic relations with Cuba and closed the embassy in Havana. April 17th, the plan to overthrow Fidel called the Bay of Pigs Invasion failed. 1962 1963 U.S. prohibited travel to Cuba. 51 years later... 2014 President Obama and Raul Castro announced to restore diplomatic relations and loosen the 54 year old embargo on December 17th. noun, plural order of a government prohibiting the movement of merchant ships into or out of its ports. embargo[em-bahr-goh] Main Changes of Loosening the Embargo Include: On October 19th, 1960 President Eisenhower put a partial embargo on exports to Cuba.Castro had taxed American goods heavily and signed a contract with the Soviet Union. Use of U.S. credit and debit cards. Insurance companies may cover those living and visiting in Cuba. Authorized Americans may fly without a special license. Investments in small businesses. Americans visiting Cuba under a certain reason may buy $100 of alcohol and tobacco and $400 total of Cuban goods. U.S. may export computers, telephones, and Internet technology to Cuba. Exchanges For Restoring Diplomatic Relations U.S. 3 Cuban Spies + Easing Travel and Remittance Restrictions + Opening an Embassy in Havana Cuba x 53 53 U.S. Political Prisoners Opinions Loosening the Cuban Embargo Supporting Embargo: Against Embargo: Those who support keeping the embargo the way it is, like Marco Rubio a Republican U.S Senator, says that Cuba has not met the U.S. conditions for the embargo to be lifted. This includes changing democracy and improving human rights. Those who oppose the embargo such as President Obama, says it should be lifted because it has not worked for over 50 years. The sanctions in Cuba have harmed the U.S. economy and Cuban citizens. It prevents further improvement of democracy, economy, and human rights in Cuba. President Kennedy signed to expand the embargo fully, ending all trade between the U.S. and Cuba. By: Meridien Mach Havana, the capital city of Cuba and largest trading port.
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