by Sir Arthur Foulkes
The Bahamas is not the only friend of the United States that has a problem with its big neighbour’s policy towards Cuba. Most of the nations in this hemisphere do not agree with the policy and neither do the Europeans. They have refused to participate in the embargo against Cuba despite American pressure.
While the US government has tried to stop its citizens from visiting Cuba, millions of Latin Americans, Canadians and Europeans have sustained Cuba’s tourism industry. Thousands of Americans have also defied their government’s ban on travel to Cuba.
Attempts by the US to enforce its laws beyond its own territory have bred resentment among its friends. A recent incident caused outrage in Mexico, America’s closest neighbour along with Canada and the Bahamas.