I disagree with almost everything that Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega stand for. I think the world would be a better place without these individuals. However, with regard to the US embargo of Cuba, I agree with them… although probably not for the same reasons. I think the embargo facilitated Fidel Castro’s consolidation of power in Cuba. It was meant to punish Castro, but in reality ended up helping him and punishing the Cuban people. I think US policy toward Cuba has been driven by narrow-minded politics and short-sighted and unimaginative foreign policy.