The US embargo of Cuba began in 1960, a year after Fidel Castro turned this island toward communism. It was extended to food and medicines in 1962, the same year as the showdown with Russia over the installation of missiles there. The embargo has prevented American companies from doing business with Cuba, and discouraged tourism to Cuba. The American government also tried with quite limited success to prevent other countries from trading with Cuba.
Hoover senior fellow Fouad Ajami discusses current events on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America. Topics include the recent violence in Ukraine and Venezuela, barrel bombs and chemical weapons in Syria, and nuclear weapons in Iran.
In 2012, 95,000 American men, women and children were on the waiting list for new kidneys, the most commonly transplanted organ. Yet only about 16,500 kidney transplant operations were performed that year.