During the embargo
period, actual market interest rates were not reported regularly.
There is a growing consensus among academics and politicians that the lifting of the embargo
would encourage changes in Cuba's economic and political future.
imposed on Burundi by its neighbours since Major Pierre Buyoya took over power a year and a half ago has succeeded only in further impoverishing the peasants.
A simple easing of the embargo
might have sufficed.
But they are hoping that the oil embargo
would be lifted before end-1999, as France, Russia and China have called for this.
Also, lifting the embargo
could easily have inspired an immediate and ferocious attack by the Serbs, who would have used all their firepower to destroy the Bosnians before the rest of the world could step in to help.
East Timor has been positively sorted and there is not, I don't think, the will to extend the embargo
," said Battle, who is scheduled to visit Indonesia and East Timor next week.
It isn't surprising that the real force behind the campaign to lift the embargo
on food sales is the agribusiness lobby.
Another former GOP Secretary of State, Lawrence Eagleburger, also called for an end to the embargo
, adding that Cuba hasn't been a threat since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
However, we followed the embargo
on the 52 containers with frozen or refrigerated food with interest.
Before the economic embargo
of Iraq, three quarters of the total caloric intake in Iraq was imported and, moreover, 96% of Iraqi revenue to pay for imports, namely food and medicine, was derived from the exportation of oil now prohibited under the embargo
With an ending of the embargo
, we are likely to see the same effect.
I don't see myself as an embargo
breaker and the rest of the world shares that feeling as well," he says.
But, he wonders, that close to the embargo
deadline, "on something like this, wouldn't you want to wait and get the authoritative data package, including interviews," to make sure readers have the most complete information?
Given the current focus on international issues, association leaders should be aware of export controls and embargo
situations that might affect these activities.