1972: How four Caribbean countries led the collapse of the Cuban embargo in the Americas

1972: How four Caribbean countries led the collapse of the Cuban embargo in the Americas

BY SIR RONALD SANDERShttp://www.antillean.org/ – December 18, 2014

Note: This article was written and published two years ago

In 1972, the leaders of Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago put themselves and their countries at risk for a principle in which they believed

The US is cutting loose the shackles of the past by establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba after 53 years.  But the first blow in the Western Hemisphere against those shackles was struck by four governments of the English-Speaking Caribbean.  Today that single act should be a source of great satisfaction to leaders who put themselves, their governments and their countries at risk for a principle in which they believed.    [Read more]

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