Amnesty International demands Obama end "immoral" Cuba embargo

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Amnesty International demands Obama end "immoral" Cuba embargo

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8232907.stm]End immoral Cuba embargo, U.S. told[/url]

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The US should lift sanctions on Cuba as a prelude to dropping its "immoral" trade embargo against the island, Amnesty International has urged.

US President Barack Obama has until 14 September to decide whether or not to extend the Trading with the Enemy Act, which imposes sanctions on Cuba.

The embargo is preventing Cubans from accessing life-saving medicine, says Amnesty Secretary General Irene Khan. [...]

The Cuban government, now led by Mr Castro's brother Raul, has said it is willing to enter negotiations with Washington, but will not make any unilateral concessions.

Sven Sven's picture

I think the trade embargo is stupid.

But, "immoral"?  I didn't think the Cubans needed those stinkin' capitalists yanquis.

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martin dufresne

Sven, would you know immorality if it bit you in the arse?

 

M. Spector M. Spector's picture

It's only in the last 3 or 4 years that Amnesty has finally come out against the US embargo.

Pogo Pogo's picture

I understood that Amnesty has undergone a change in direction and is looking at supporting causes over their traditional work of supporting individuals and groups of individuals. 

Unionist

What a scumbag:

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8256196.stm]Obama renews Cuba embargo[/url]

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US President Barack Obama has extended the 47-year-old trade embargo against Cuba for another year.

In a statement, Mr Obama said that it was in the US national interest to extend the Trading With The Enemy Act which covers the trade embargo.

 

Fidel

They'd howl in protest if anyone ever sanctioned them for any of a multitude of reasons.

Ze

Pogo wrote:

I understood that Amnesty has undergone a change in direction and is looking at supporting causes over their traditional work of supporting individuals and groups of individuals. 

I believe it was a broadening -- they still do the traditional "prisoners of conscience" thing but also look at broader human rights issues - treating both causes and symptoms now. Very promising development, I'd say.

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