Yesterday, according to the Miami Herald, the U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta, announced the creation of a task force of federal agencies to target Cuba embargo offenders more aggressively—whether they violate travel bans, business restrictions or limits on currency remittances to relatives on the island. Whatever the value of the embargo was decades ago, it dissipated when Cuba's chief patron, the Soviet Union, collapsed. At this point, nothing could have a more subversive effect on Castro's dictatorship than flooding the island with hundreds of thousands of American tourists each winter.
The Herald goes on to report:
When asked why the task force was being created now, Acosta dismissed any suggestion that it was driven by next month's U.S. elections or the recent disclosure about Cuban leader Fidel Castro's health crisis.