THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 81, July/August 2019

New US sanctions aim to cripple Cuba’s economy

The recent raft of US sanctions on Cuba are driven by President Trump’s desire to  keep hold of the conservative Cuban American vote and secure regime change on the island, writes Professor..

  The recent raft of US sanctions on Cuba are driven by President Trump’s desire to  keep hold of the conservative Cuban American vote and secure regime change on the island, writes Professor William M. LeoGrande. But, he argues, any change in the White House itself could see that position change over night.   Since winning the White House, President Donald Trump has imposed a series of escalating economic sanctions against Cuba aimed at crippling the economy, fomenting unrest, and ultimately bringing down the government. Relations have gone from bad to worse and there is no reason to expect any...



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