There is a myth being perpetrated by the media that the embargo is the reason for the Cuban economy’s disastrous condition. That is a lie. Communism is the reason for their tragic economic state.
Every other country in the world does business with Cuba, including our European allies and our neighbors to the North and South. If they were a free market, capitalist nation, they would be just fine, no matter how badly we attempted to hurt them with an embargo. Our c…ountry is not large enough to displace the economic output of the other 75% of the world, including China.
The embargo did not work because we are all powerful. Cuba employs the wrong economic model and it is consequently uncompetitive. Stop blaming the embargo for the shortcomings of the obvious.
Communism is a failed economic model regardless of whether an embargo exists or not.