Wednesday, November 09, 2005
On this day:


Cuba's communist government regularly refers to the U.S. embargo as "el bloqueo," or "the blockade." That terminology is objectionable for a couple of reasons. First of all, the term "embargo" more accurately describes the U.S. policy on trade with Cuba. Secondly, the use of the term "blockade" by the Cuban propaganda machine carries with it the clear implication that the U.S. policy towards Cuba is a coercive "act of war" that violates international law.

Here's the reason I'm bringing up this subject - just more evidence of where the New York Times' sympathies lie.