Commentary: The US should use agricultural trade to help Cuba and build lasting economic bridges

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Chicago Tribune

Former Secretary of State George Shultz once said, “Americans, being a moral people, want their foreign policy to reflect the values we espouse as a nation. But, being a practical people, we also want our foreign policy to be effective.” Americans certainly support improved political and economic rights for the Cuban people. But we cannot overlook the hard fact that six decades of our ever-tightening sanctions have contributed to the hardships of the Cuban people and done nothing to alter Cuba’s internal politics. There is no other communist country in the world where we prohibit U.S. citizens…

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