Letter: The economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba, an obsolete weapon.

Dear Sir:

When the government of the United States determined to use against Cuba the economic, commercial and financial blockade, it considered that that would be “the wonderful formula” to destroy the Cuban Revolution.

Among the “theoreticians” who thought that way was Lester Mallory, who held the position of Assistant Secretary in the Department of State, when referring to the benefits of the blockade and the objectives that were expected to be achieved with it, he wrote on April 6, 1960:

“The majority of Cubans support Castro… There is no effective political opposition… The only effective way to make him lose internal support (to the government) is to provoke disappointment and discouragement through economic dissatisfaction and hardship… All possible…

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