Washington's failure to overthrow communism in Cuba has been a source of extreme irritation for successive American leaders. The inability of the world's strongest country to bend Cuba to its will has been nothing if not remarkable.
Perhaps the most serious revelation to have emerged from the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962, is president John F. Kennedy's willingness to knowingly increase the possibility of nuclear war by up to 50%.
The cessation of the United States blockade against Cuba, demanded for the twenty-eighth consecutive year in the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization and overwhelmingly approved by 187 votes in favor, 3 against (USA,
With the world's attention directed towards the coronavirus it may be worth switching focus, and analysing another international incident, the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Having gotten the geographic and strategic basics of the Caribbean out of the way, it’s now time to expand a little bit more upon how each of the region’s islands/countries fits into the bigger picture: