Don't end the cuba blockade
The US is being pressured by a gorup of spanish and portugese speaking countries- headed by now socialist Spain- to lift its embargo on Cuba. "We call on the United States of America to comply with that laid down in 13 successive resolutions approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations, and to bring an end to the economic, trade and financial blockade it maintains against Cuba," one of a set of final statements said. Ok, first of all, the US can chose who to trade or not to trade with, so the UN can pass any kind of resoloution it wants and it still won't make a lick of difference. It's a US decision, first and froemost. Secondly, I don't know if those leaders are paying attention- or maybe their lefty affiliations has made them sort of blind to the issue here- but Cuba's government is a tyrannical communist dictatorship whose people would do anything to escape to the USA, even at the risk of death. Any kind of lifting to the embargo won't change that, but it will support the cuban government and give it a new source of funding from trading with the "US capitalist imperialist pigs", which it could use to continue opressing its people. So yeah, i am with the US on that one. Keep the embargo, and let those psnaish speaking countries eat crow.