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Example Sentences for "embargo"

imposed a partial economic embargo on Cuba that excluded food and medicineOn October 19, 1960, the U.S. imposed a partial economic embargo on Cuba that excluded food and medicine.

When the Americans placed a tariff on Russian steel coming into the U.S., the Russians retaliated by placing an embargo on American chicken imports.

He has been arrested on federal charges including violating the embargo on exports to Iran.

The American Association for World Health has determined that the U.S. embargo of Cuba has dramatically harmed the health and nutrition of large numbers of ordinary Cuban citizens.

In August 1990, the United States imposed economic sanctions on Iraq, including a full trade embargo barring all imports from and exports to Iraq, excepting only medical supplies, foodstuffs, and other items of humanitarian need.

The government has placed an embargo on importing birds from various Southeast Asian countries due to an outbreak of avian flu.

Critics are charging that the United Nations-imposed embargo is mainly hurting children and innocent civilians.

In October 1973, OPEC announced that the Arab countries were cutting production and placing an embargo on shipments of crude oil to Western countries.

A major airline has placed an embargo on accepting pets as checked bags during hot weather out of concern for the safety of the animals themselves.

A UN panel of experts has been established to monitor the Liberian government's compliance with the sanctions and arms embargo imposed by the Council on Liberia two years ago.

Prior to the imposition of economic sanctions in the mid-1980s, the United States relied mainly on arms embargoes to pressure the South African government to change its domestic policies.

In 1804, after Haiti became the first independent republic in Latin America following a slave revolt against the French, the French enforced a commercial embargo against the island nation.

Patrick Buchanan has suggested that while the U.S. policy of embargoing and isolating Cuba made sense during the Cold War, it makes no sense today.

Discussion question: State the case for and against imposing a trade embargo against a nation's government in order to bring about political change.

Find someone who comes from a country which has been involved in some kind of embargo.


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