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The economic war against CUBA.

Think Barack Obama is easing up on Cuba? Think again. His administration has issued record fines against third-country banks doing business in Cuba. After more than half a century of failing to achieve their political goal of regime change, U.S. economic sanctions continue to weigh as heavily as ever on the Cuban economy, stunting growth and causing disruption.

Salim Lamrani, Docteur es Etudes Iberiques et Latino-americaines at the University of Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV and a widely published French journalist, doesn't hide his sympathies (the Revolution) and antipathies (U.S. foreign policy), but his overview of U.S. sanctions is very helpful for anyone doing business in Cuba. The book includes chapters on the embargo's/blockade's origins, their provisions, how they contravene international law, and how they affect the lives of everyday Cubans.

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Date:Jan 1, 2014
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