Dallas wrote: <<It's not the US government's fault that Cubans don't get enough to eat. It's the Cuban government's fault. We can't shove food in their mouths, and we have every reason to believe any humanitarian program will be sorely abused (oil-for-food, etc.)>> Do you understand what this trade embargo means, and the effects it has on a country, when it also comes with pressure against others not to trade with Cuba? Can't shove food in their mouths? Humanitarian programs? For 45 years we've been attempting to starve the 11 million Cubans--not Fidel--with the embargo (until the recent limited agriculture commerce began at the urging of forward-thinking members of Congress). When the largest trading partner in the Hemisphere and largest food-producer in the world cuts you off, your people are doomed to suffer. If you'd really been to Cuba, you would have some basic understanding of this notion. Still waiting for your details on what makes Cuba "hostile".