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8 Reasons The Nonsensical Cuba Embargo Has Got To Go

A man pushes a cart with empty soda bottles in front of a poster that reads in Spanish; "Embargo, the longest genocide of the
A man pushes a cart with empty soda bottles in front of a poster that reads in Spanish; "Embargo, the longest genocide of the history" in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean are arriving in Havana this weekend to participate in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC summit. Lower-level officials began meeting over the weekend and foreign ministers are taking the stage Monday. The formal meetings of heads of state begin Tuesday. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

When the Atlantic Council released a poll back in February showing that the majority of Americans favor normalizing relations with Cuba, we offered seven reasons why the U.S. should drop the unilaterally imposed embargo on Cuba altogether. Now that the United States and Cuba are reestablishing normal diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961, we’ve got another reason to add to the list.

More than half of Americans want to put the U.S. embargo on Cuba to rest, according to a poll released this week by the Atlantic Council, a nonpartisan think tank. We're not surprised. It's an outmoded idea whose time has passed. Here's 7 reasons why the U.S. government should finally give it a rest.

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