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Resolved: The United States should lift its embargo against Cuba (essay)

January 1, 2017
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Annotated bibliography In 1959, Fidel Castro instigated a revolution in Cuba that resulted in the overthrow of the current government. After the revolution, foreign companies, including US companies, were nationalized and became property of the Cuban government. For the next thirty years, there was virtually no foreign investment in the country (Fisk & Perez, 2010)….

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Resolved: The United States should lift its embargo against Cuba (Bibliography and file)

December 29, 2016
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  Millennial Speech & Debate Workshops  — Register Today! Background Cuba: Issues for the 114th Congress.  This extensive (98 page) report from the Congressional Research Service provides a comprehensive overview of Cuba’s history, US embargo policy, and movements toward normalization under the Obama administration. If you have time to read it, I strongly encourage you to…

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Speaking and Debating About Cuba Normalization — Bibliography and Links

December 30, 2014
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Background Cuba: Background & Cases (@ BD) Statement by Obama on Cuba Policy Changes Castro Statement on Normalization Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba After the Thaw: What’s Next in US-Cuba Relations CFR Cuba Relations Backgrounder Cuba Embargo Legislation Summary (@ BD Process Congressional v. Executive Action (@ BD) Can Obama Lift the…

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Cites: Cuba Oil Cooperation

June 28, 2013

[Cuba Oil Cooperation Aff] [Cuba Oil Cooperation Neg] [Essay] JONATHAN BENJAMIN-ALVARADO, 2010, Evaluating the Prospects for US-Cuban Energy Cooperation, http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/press/books/2010/cubasenergyfuture/cubasenergyfuture_chapter.pdf (Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, with an emphasis on Foreign Policy, International Development and Security. He is the Assistant Director for Research and Outreach for the Office of Latino…

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Answering the Cuba Economic Democracy Good DA

June 15, 2013

The Cuba Economic Democracy Good disadvantage was written for the Emory National Debate Institute. Basically, the disadvantage argues that lifting the embargo is bad because it will strengthen the Castros against a  progressive movement that is designed to unseat them.  The impact is not simply a traditional “representative democracy good” argument, but rather focuses on…

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Cuba: Embargo Legislation Summary from Amnesty International

June 8, 2013

Amnesty International, 2009,  The US Embargo Against Cuba: Its Impact on Economic and Social Rights. http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR25/007/2009/en/51469f8b-73f8-47a2-a5bd-f839adf50488/amr250072009eng.pdf The USA imposed the first economic sanctions against Cuba in 1960 by completely stopping sugar cane imports from Cuba. This was in response to Cuba’s nationalization of foreign property and businesses, the majority owned by US nationals. Since then,…

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Cuba: Potential Rum Intellectual Property Aff

June 7, 2013

Ana Landau French, 2009 Lexington Institute, Options for Engagement: A Resource Guide for Reforming US Policy Toward, Cuba, http://www.lexingtoninstitute.org/library/resources/documents/Cuba/ResearchProducts/options-for-engagement.pdf One of the most controversial extraterritorial provisions of the U.S. embargo is Section 211, a provision dealing with Cuban trademarks. Supporters insist the law is necessary to keep the Cuban government from benefiting from trademarks associated…

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Cuba: Potential Guantanamo Bay Aff

June 7, 2013

Return Guantanamo Bay to Cuba Aff Ana Landau French, 2009 Lexington Institute, Options for Engagement: A Resource Guide for Reforming US Policy Toward, Cuba, http://www.lexingtoninstitute.org/library/resources/documents/Cuba/ResearchProducts/options-for-engagement.pdf The United States first gained access to the Cuban territory that would become Guantanamo Naval Base when it intervened in the Cuban war for independence from Spain. After the Spanish…

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