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The Resource Cuba, the United States, and the Helms-Burton Doctrine : international reactions, Joaquín Roy

Cuba, the United States, and the Helms-Burton Doctrine : international reactions, Joaquín Roy

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Cuba, the United States, and the Helms-Burton Doctrine : international reactions
Title
Cuba, the United States, and the Helms-Burton Doctrine
Title remainder
international reactions
Statement of responsibility
Joaquín Roy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Offering the first full-length analysis of the Helms-Burton law, Joaquin Roy presents an incisive critical review of the background, evolution, and international consequences of this controversial legislation, enacted in 1996. He argues that the law, the dominant pillar supporting American policy in Cuba, is a codification of four decades of a U.S. embargo aimed at discouraging foreign investment and hastening the collapse of the Castro regime. Interpreted in some quarters as a continuation of the Monroe Doctrine, the law has become the center of controversy and criticism emanating not only from the Cuban government but from much of the rest of the world on the grounds that it is a violation of international law
  • Roy opens with events that have had a critical impact an the overall state of U.S.-Cuban relations, among them the tragic downing of two planes carrying Cuban exiles a few miles from Havana in February 1996, an act that seemed to shatter the possibility of any kind of rapprochement. President Clinton signed Helms-Burton into law less than three weeks later. Roy summarizes the reactions of the international community, where some observers have labeled the law "blackmail, " "armed robbery, " "diplomatic ambush, " and worse. The book ends with commentary on recent developments, including the 1999 visit of Pope John Paul II to Cuba and the worsening of repressive political measures there
  • Roy examines each provision in the law in illuminating detail. Instead of causing the collapse of the Cuban government, the law has encountered worldwide opposition and has provided Castro with a political excuse to justify his regime's economic shortcomings
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DLC
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1943-
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Roy, Joaquín
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4678
LC item number
.R69 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary Cuba
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Economic sanctions, American
Label
Cuba, the United States, and the Helms-Burton Doctrine : international reactions, Joaquín Roy
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-263) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42889799
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780813017600
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99059526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Cuba, the United States, and the Helms-Burton Doctrine : international reactions, Joaquín Roy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42889799
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780813017600
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99059526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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