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OPINION: Hunger as a Weapon – How Biden’s Inaction is Aggravating Cuba’s Food Crisis

Men transport bananas for sale in Havana, on March 22, 2021. The Cuban economy is at its worst moment in almost 30 years, falling 11% in 2020, the biggest drop since 1993. (Photo: YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images)
VIA Common Dreams/ Men transport bananas for sale in Havana, on March 22, 2021. The Cuban economy is at its worst moment in almost 30 years, falling 11% in 2020, the biggest drop since 1993. (Photo: YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images)


Although the US no longer bans the sale of food to Cuba, other policies – including the Trump administration prohibition of remittances and travel restrictions – contribute significantly to the food crisis in Cuba, which imports 70% of its food. On May 27, Common Dreams published a painful but good review of the plan and impact of US policy, from one of the top US scholars on Cuba and US/Cuba relations Professor William M. LeoGrande.

Click here to read the full opinion piece in Common Dreams.

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