- Written by Radio Angulo
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Migratory relations between the USA and Cuba changed abruptly after 1959, becoming distorted when the White House decided to turn its immigration policy toward the Caribbean nation into another instrument of war against the Cuban revolutionary process.
The measures adopted against Cuba by the United States government do not fall within the category of "embargo." On the contrary, they go beyond this definition to represent a "blockade," on seeking to persecute, isolate, suffocate and immobilize Cuba, with the aim of suffocating its people and forcing them to renounce their decision to be sovereign and independent. These are all fundamental elements of the concept of a "blockade," which means to cut or close off a nation to the outside world, in order to isolate and oblige the besieged country to surrender by force or starvation.