The Economic War against Cuba: a Historical and Legal Perspective on the US Blockade

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Salim Lamrani, The Economic War against Cuba: a Historical and Legal Perspective on the US Blockade (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2013)

review by Professor Imti Choonara
The University of Nottingham

This is an excellent concise description of the effect of the United States economic sanctions against Cuba. These are the most comprehensive sanctions ever imposed upon a country. Salim Lamrani has documented the impact of these sanctions on Cuba and also on numerous multi-national firms who trade with both Cuba and the United States of America. Specific chapters describe the effect of sanctions on health care in Cuba.

As well as providing specific details of some of the huge fines imposed upon large corporations for trading with Cuba, the author also highlights examples of the sanctions which have had an impact on individuals in both Cuba and the United States. Examples include the 13 year old Cuban boy who…

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