We first wrote about Phillips Exeter Academy senior Nicholas Storozynski in September of last year, when the Huffington Post published his op-ed “It’s Time for a Free Cuba“, inspired by his recent trip to the island through a “people-to-people” program. Sure enough, as occurs to so many of us who have visited Cuba, the experience also turned Nick into an advocate for lifting the embargo. From his latest piece for HuffPo:
After traveling on an educational tour to Havana last summer and following the political situation between Cuba and the United States, I’ve become aware that the embargo of Cuba is pointless. It has done little to hurt Fidel Castro who, according to Forbes, has a greater net worth than the Queen of England. Instead, it has hurt several generations of innocent Cuban people who remain poor and continues to limit the freedom of Americans who want to visit or do business with Cuba.
Nick has also started a White House petition calling for President Obama to lift the Cuban embargo. While it will ultimately take an Act of Congress to lift the embargo, there is much that the President can do to move the needle in that direction. We highly encourage our readers to sign Nick’s petition and congratulate him for having the cojones to step up and call for an end to this insane policy.