Rethink on blockade

Print edition : December 26, 2014

Cuban doctor Felix Baez Sarria, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, arrives at the Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland on November 21. Baez, a member of the 165-person medical team Cuba sent to Sierra Leone, caught the disease when he rushed to help a patient who was falling over. Photo: Julien Gregorio/AP

Cuban doctors and health workers unload medicines upon their arrival at Freetown in Sierra Leone. Photo: AFP

In Tubmanburg, western Liberia, an Ebola treatment centre built by the U.S. Army. Photo: AFP

Ronald Reagan (second from right), the Republican presidential candidate, and his running mate George Bush (left) with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (right) and former NATO commander General Alexander Haig. Newly unearthed documents show that Kissinger and Haig wanted to humiliate Cuba militarily. Photo: AP

There are indications that the U.S. may consider easing its blockade of Cuba, which has inflicted on the island over $1.1 trillion in economic costs and incalculable social costs over the last 53 years.
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