Old Man and the Pea

Wildman, Sarah
June 2000
New Republic;06/12/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 24, p12
Comments on the possibility of the U.S. Congress to lessen the Cuba embargo. Opinion that the change in governmental stance has resulted from the Freedom to Farm Act of 1996, permanent normal trading relations (PNTR) with China; Opinion that the granting of PNTR to China gave an ideological justification to farmers' desire to lift the Cuban embargo; Affirmation on the Cuban-American leadership public relations dilemma due to Elian Gonzalez, a Cuban boy rescued by American fisherman after surviving a shipwreck while to reach the U.S. with his mother; Chances of ending the unilateral food and medicine sanctions.


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