Embargo has existed for four decades. Is it really a necessary part of U.S. foreign policy? Some people support the embargo, while others want it lifted.
The U.S. will not allow trade with nor travel to Cuba.
An embargo is a legal prohibition on commerce.
Fidel Castro nationalized U.S. property and oil refineries and turned Cuba into a Communist country. The embargo is placed on Cuba on October 19, 1960. The U.S. has tightened and lessened its grip many times since.
The Cuban people are suffering physically and economically. Some Americans believe that Castro is completely to blame, while others think that the U.S. embargo is at fault and needs to be lifted.