San Diego International Law Journal

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The purpose of this Article is to evaluate the United States ban on Americans’ touring Cuba. This Article begins with the history of the United States’ tumultuous relations with Cuba over the past 60 years, then it explores the specific language of the ban and the reasons presented for it. Additionally, the Article considers the impact of the new law on both the United States and Cuba and concludes with an argument for lifting the ban and returning to the policy of normalization that preexisted the declaration.