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Cuba Responds to US Embargo with Editorial

By    |   Friday, 18 Dec 2015 05:51 PM

The response from Cuba to the U.S. imposed embargo on all trade and diplomatic relations has always been strong in the national press. The official state term for the U.S. imposed embargo is el bloqueo, with every editorial on the subject taking the stance that it is an anti-Cuba device used to try and destroy the government.

Unsurprisingly for a country that sees itself as being a victim of the embargo, which began in 1958, the government takes every opportunity in the media, to condemn its treatment by the U.S. authorities.

As reported by the BBC, in Cuba, the media is state-controlled and the government uses its power to ensure that its voice is heard on all matters and that dissent is stifled.

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The long-serving president of Cuba, Fidel Castro, is famous for his radio broadcasts to the nation, taking hours at a time and always condemning the U.S. embargo. His long speeches are reprinted in the state-run paper Granma for people to read.

In October 2014, The New York Times Editorial Board published an opinion calling for President Obama to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba. The op-ed was available in both Spanish and English.

The Cuban leader responded to the Times' piece almost immediately by writing an editorial of his own that was published in the Cuban state-run newspaper Granma.

In his column, Castro endorsed most of what the Times editorial said, calling for an end to the embargo and other matters. The Times’ article wasn’t all pro-Cuba, but Castro discussed every detail and even allowed state-run broadcasters to do the same.

For Cuba and its media, this was an unusual moment for press freedom in the country, according to The New York Times.

In a more recent report on a visit to Cuba by U.S. elected representatives and how efforts are being made to normalize the relationship between the countries, the Granma article recognized the talks as being a positive move for Cuba and the U.S.

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The response from Cuba to the U.S. imposed embargo on all trade and diplomatic relations has always been strong in the national press. The official state term for the U.S. imposed embargo is el bloqueo, with every editorial on the subject taking the stance that it is an anti-Cuba device.
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