WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
7 Jun 2011 | Publication

The Human Cost: Cubans and Cuban Americans Talk about Their Lives and the Embargo

In this report published jointly by WOLA and LAWG, Cubans and Cuban Americans speak candidly about the effect of the U.S. embargo on their lives. Encompassing a wide variety of perspectives and personal experiences, the report details how average citizens overwhelmingly bear the burden of the embargo's economic, commercial, and financial restrictions, which are intended to weaken the Cuban government. The stories are deeply personal, noting the human suffering and pain caused by a failed policy.

The report condenses a longer work written by Dr. Merecedes B. Arce Rodríguez, adjunct professor at the Colegio de Tlaxcala A.C. in Mexico. 

Click here to download the report.