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  Embargo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In international commerce and politics, an embargo is the prohibition of commerce and trade with a certain country.
The embargo is usually used as a political punishment for some previous disagreed policies or acts, but its economical nature frequently leaves space enough for doubts about the real interests that the prohibition gives advantage to.
Although the law of the United States does not prohibit participation in an embargo, it does prohibit participation in a secondary embargo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Embargo   (234 words)

 embargo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Instances of confining all domestic ships to port are rare, and the Embargo Act of 1807 is the sole example of this in American history.
Although an embargo can cripple a nation’s economy, the use of an embargo alone has typically failed to achieve the goal its imposition was intended to secure.
Embargoes were authorized as a form of sanction by the Covenant of the League of Nations, and were applied against Paraguay in 1934 in the Chaco dispute (see Gran Chaco) with Bolivia, and against Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia (1935–36).
www.bartleby.com /65/em/embargo.html   (369 words)

 The Economic Embargo - Cuban History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
U.S. imposes a partial economic embargo on Cuba that excludes food and medicine.
The United Nations general assembly recommends an end to the embargo (for the fourth consecutive year) by a vote of 117 to 3 (38 abstentions).
Voting with the U.S. for the embargo are Israel, Palau and the Marshall Islands.
www.historyofcuba.com /history/funfacts/embargo.htm   (2739 words)

 Stop That Book - Why do publishers "embargo" books like Hillary Clinton's new memoir? By Jen Bluestein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Embargoing Stephen Glass' novel—a fictional chronicle of the journalist's dismissal by the New Republic for fabricating stories—gave Simon and Schuster, his publisher, the opportunity to stave off an inevitable wave of personal attacks by old colleagues and disapproving columnists, and, in the meantime, negotiate some sympathetic interviews and articles.
Embargoes on political speeches are also common—publicists often provide journalists with the text in advance, allowing journalists the opportunity to focus on the politician's delivery, the speech's reception, and so forth.
And as one magazine editor describes it, an embargo is often honored to the letter of the agreement but not the spirit—reporters sometimes pass information on to other reporters who plan to use the information for different purposes, for example.
slate.msn.com /id/2084160   (914 words)

 AllRefer.com - Embargo Act of 1807 (U.S. History) - Encyclopedia
Embargo Act of 1807, passed Dec. 22, 1807, by the U.S. Congress in answer to the British orders in council restricting neutral shipping and to Napoleon's restrictive Continental System.
The act was suspended, but the Embargo Act of 1807 was a bolder statement of the same idea.
On Mar. 1, 1809, the embargo was superseded by the Nonintercourse Act.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/E/EmbargoA.html   (501 words)

 Census Bureau Embargo Policy
Embargo release times are established to allow Census Bureau analysts, field offices and spokespersons opportunity to prepare background information and materials necessary to brief media.
Embargo release times are also established to give advance notice to Executive Agencies, Members of Congress, state and local government officials, and affiliated State Data Centers on the upcoming release of reports and data sets.
Embargo dates and times are not arbitrary: They are generally established after considering needs of the media and in a few cases there are legal requirements surrounding the release of reports.
www.census.gov /pubinfo/www/embargopolicy.html   (490 words)

 MSN Encarta - Embargo Act
Passed by Congress in December 1807 over Federalist opposition and at the behest of President Thomas Jefferson, the Embargo Act was a response to restrictive measures imposed on American neutrality by France and Britain, at war with each other.
The embargo proved as unsuccessful abroad as it was unpopular at home.
Consequently, the Embargo Act was repealed by the Non-Intercourse Act of March 1, 1809, which reactivated American commerce with all countries except Britain and France.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567179/Embargo_Act.html   (518 words)

 embargo --  Encyclopædia Britannica
A trade embargo, for example, is a prohibition on exports to one or more countries, though the term is often used to refer to a ban on all commerce.
An example of embargo as reprisal occurred in the United States in 1807 and 1808, when Great Britain and France were engaged in the Napoleonic wars.
A political embargo was imposed by the United States against Japan in 1940 to prevent the shipment of petroleum and strategic materials to a nation waging war.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9032501?tocId=9032501   (910 words)

 EU arms embargo on China
Therefore, it was up to individual member states to interpret the embargo in the context of their national laws, regulations and decision making processes.
However, certain other goods and technologies with potential military applications are not considered to fall under the embargo (though they are still subject to national export control procedures which could lead to a denial of the license required to export).
In 1997 other EU member states have made statements that the arms embargo would have to be reconsidered in the context of the EU to normalise relations with China.
projects.sipri.se /expcon/euframe/euchiemb.htm   (487 words)

 Lifting the Iraq Embargo After Almost 2 Million Deaths
The text referring to the lifting of the 12-year embargo is in paragraphs 10 and 16 of resolution 1483, which specifically voided the original embargo resolution 661 of 1990 and the so-called "oil-for-food" resolution 986 of 1995, which allowed the UN to control Iraq's oil exports.
After the 1991 war, the conditions for lifting the embargo were the so-called "weapons of mass destruction." The 12-year embargo was maintained and justified by this unsubstantiated excuse.
The 2003 war proved that the 12-year embargo itself was the only real weapon of mass destruction in Iraq, a weapon that the Iraqi people are still paying a high price for and still suffering from this failed policy built on misinformation and/or disinformation.
www.ilaam.net /War/IraqEmbargo.html   (1970 words)

 embargo - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about embargo
Trade embargoes, as economic sanctions, may be imposed on a country seen to be violating international laws.
It proved to be a counterproductive move, as did an embargo by Middle Eastern oil producers on oil shipments to Western Europe in 1974.
A United Nations oil and arms embargo was imposed against the military regime in Haiti 1993–94 and international economic embargoes were imposed against Serbia in 1992–95.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /embargo   (223 words)

 AAR Embargoes Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An embargo is a method of controlling traffic movements when in the judgement of the serving railroad accumulations, threatened congestion or other interference with operation, of a temporary nature, warrant restrictions against such movements.
The body of the embargo shall state a specific date, not earlier than date wired or telephoned to the Association of American Railroads, on which the embargo is to become effective.  All embargoes become effective at 11:59p.m.
When an embargo is amended, the portions of the original restrictions remaining in effect shall be considered continuous in application.  Amendments shall be consecutively numbered and in each case shall state the reason for the change.
embargo.railinc.com   (781 words)

 Daily Kos: Cuban embargo on its last legs
The reason the embargo has lasted this long has been, in large, part, to the prolific campaign contributions doled out by the Cuban American National Foundation -- the far-right, anti-Castro outfit that supports terrorist tactics against Cuba as well as stage managed the Elian Gonzales fiasco.
The left argued against the embargo for many years, but they were marginalized because of more pressing (and compelling) Cold War concerns.
While many embargo supporters expect Bush to veto any easing of the embargo, he may not be able to do so -- the provision is buried within the treasury department's appropriations bill.
www.dailykos.net /archives/000190.html   (406 words)

 Time to End the U.S. Embargo on Cuba (Human Rights Watch, 17-5-2002)
Describing the embargo as a failed policy, Human Rights Watch said that it imposes indiscriminate hardship on the Cuban people and impedes democratic change.
Second, the embargo is indiscriminate, hurting the Cuban population as a whole.
Finally, the embargo's travel ban, which only contains narrow exceptions for journalists, people with relatives in Cuba, and certain other groups, violates the rights of U.S. citizens by limiting their ability to share information and ideas with Cubans.
www.hrw.org /press/2002/05/cuba0517.htm   (432 words)

 Sin Embargo Drummers 1996-99
Ed was first contacted by Sin Embargo guitarist/vocalist Kyle Kipp in mid-September '96 when Kyle was intent upon getting an early start at looking for somebody to take over for outgoing drummer Jason Hofer so the transition period between Jay and the new guy would not be so rough.
Sin Embargo was already booked for a show at Rubble's in Mt. Pleasant on January 14, 1998 when Ed decided to move away, so he felt obligated to drum at this last gig - although it required him to drive up to Michigan from South Carolina for just a day or so.
Two Sin Embargo gigs (February 12th at the Hamtramck Pub in Hamtramck, and March 6th at the I-Rock in Detroit) had to be canceled at the last minute because Chad was the victim of bad winter weather.
www.ais.org /~kipperic/SinEmbargo/drummers.html   (1031 words)

 Impact of the U.S Embargo on Health and Nutrition in Cuba
This trend is directly linked to the fact that in 1992 the U.S. trade embargo-one of the most stringent embargoes of its kind, prohibiting the sale of food and sharply restricting the sale of medicines and medical equipment-was further tightened by the 1992 Cuban Democracy Act.
Due to the direct or indirect effects of the embargo, the most routine medical supplies are in short supply or entirely absent from some Cuban clinics.
Such an embargo appears to violate the most basic international charters and conventions governing human rights, including the United Nations charter, the charter of the Organization of American States, and the articles of the Geneva Convention governing the treatment of civilians during wartime.
www.cubasolidarity.net /aawh.html   (1136 words)

 embargo on Encyclopedia.com
Embargoes were authorized as a form of sanction by the Covenant of the League of Nations, and were applied against Paraguay in 1934 in the Chaco dispute (see Gran Chaco) with Bolivia, and against Italy for its invasion of Ethiopia (1935-36).
Haiti's embargo brings hope _ but also misery.
Security Council widens arms embargo on Democratic Republic of Congo to include travel ban, assets freeze on violators; Resolution 1596 (2005), adopted unanimously, condemns continuing illicit flow of weapons into...
www.encyclopedia.com /html/e1/embargo.asp   (806 words)

 IHT: EU feels the heat on China embargo
The European Union's plans to lift its arms embargo against China by June appeared to be collapsing Tuesday after months of intense lobbying by the United States and a negative reaction to China's recent decision to respond militarily to any moves by Taiwan toward independence.
The EU imposed the arms embargo in 1989 after the killing of student-led demonstrators at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
Diplomats and security experts agree, however, that the arms embargo was never sufficiently strict to prevent the export of weapons to China under special license.
www.taiwandc.org /iht-2005-09.htm   (1127 words)

 USATODAY.com - EU official calls China embargo 'unfair'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
BRUSSELS (AP) — Maintaining the European Union's 15-year arms embargo against China, imposed after the 1989 clampdown on democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square, is "unfair," and European leaders are leaning toward lifting it, the bloc's foreign policy chief said Wednesday.
Javier Solana told reporters at an EU summit that the 25-nation bloc was still assessing the issue but was moving toward "a political decision to end a situation that we think is unfair to maintain sanctions against China so many years after" the event for which they were imposed.
Other European officials have said lifting the embargo could be delayed because of a failure to get agreement within the bloc for a series of safeguards to prevent a sudden, destabilizing flood of European weapons or the export of high-tech arms.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2005-03-23-eu-china_x.htm?csp=34   (581 words)

 EU looks set to continue arms embargo on China - Wikinews
The EU is likely to delay the end of its arms embargo on China until next year, European diplomats said.
The delay is a response to legislation passed in China earlier this month, authorising the use of military force against Taiwan if it attempts to officially secede from the mainland.
The EU came under intense pressure from the United States to not lift the embargo imposed after the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, when the Chinese government suppressed pro-democracy demonstrators.
en.wikinews.org /wiki/EU_looks_set_to_continue_arms_embargo_on_China   (590 words)

 Explaining the Vietnam Embargo
After it was apparent that the embargo would be dropped though, the League changed its stance on the matter and announced that it was in favor of a halt in the decision-making process until they were convinced a dropped embargo would help.
When the issue of whether to back the embargo dropping or not heated up in late 1993, a top VVA agent publicly backed President Clinton in a New York Times editorial in which he noted Vietnam should not be subject to anachronistic foreign policies by the United States.
The VVA was in favor of a dropped embargo because it would make it easier for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to go back to Vietnam and come to grips with their anxieties.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/2074/vietnam.htm   (2861 words)

 Cuba Embargo
A embargo is something that we normally do in times of war.
Sometimes we use an embargo against a country whose misconduct has been condemned by the international community, but that is not the case with Cuba.
After all, a major sponsor of the bills to make the embargo stronger is Jesse Helms, the (wacko) senator from North Carolina (a state whose economy is dependent on tobacco).
www.leler.com /cuba/embargo.html   (1237 words)

 Burma Embargo & the Gem Trade
A US embargo against Vietnam was kept in place until 1994, to punish the Vietnamese for their invasion.
The embargo forbids trade with this nation (along with other punitive measures aimed at the government) that has lived since 1960 under the heavy-handed (and illegal) rule of the military regime (the ironically named State Peace and Development Council).
It is they who had their country stolen from them in 1962 by an illegal military government and who have suffered under one of the worst regimes to exist in the 21st century.
www.ruby-sapphire.com /burma_embargo.htm   (4141 words)

 EU likely to lift China embargo -DAWN - International; 09 December, 2004
THE HAGUE, Dec 8: The European Union said on Wednesday it is working towards lifting a 15-year-old arms embargo on China, but rebuffed pressure for a quick end to the ban from China's prime minister, who slammed it as a Cold War relic.
"The embargo is a result of the Cold War and does not reflect the present situation nor the partnership between China and the EU," Mr Wen told a press conference.
Without a strengthened set of EU rules, some fear that a lifting of the embargo could open the floodgates to arms sales, which could for example bolster China in its stand off with Taiwan.
www.dawn.com /2004/12/09/int15.htm   (609 words)

 The United States Embargo Against Cuba: A Policy that is Counterproductive and in Dire Need of Reform
The intention of this work is to examine the U.S. embargo against Cuba, in terms of its utility in achieving the stated objectives of the policy.
Opponents of the embargo argue that the sanctions imposed by the U.S. against Cuba have worsened the conditions the Cuban population is forced to cope with, “not weakened the Fidel Castro.”
This analysis demonstrates that while the U.S. embargo against Cuba was fairly successful in preventing Cuba from spreading communism in the Western Hemisphere and thus was useful in achieving the goal of containment, it is a failed policy in terms of promoting a transition to democracy.
glenninstitute.osu.edu /washington/McLoughlinPaper.htm   (7779 words)

 EU postpones lifting of China arms embargo / Pressure from Rice, internal politics cited as reasons
The embargo was imposed after China's crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
Although some countries have eased their restrictions, the embargo has curbed the supply of weapons to China while also becoming a major irritant in China's relations with the West.
In the past few weeks, Europeans have pressed their case for lifting the embargo with the administration and with Congress, arguing that the rules covered lethal weapons but not the high-tech equipment that the United States worries about, like equipment that could help China with its command and control systems and tracking submarines and ships.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/03/22/MNGU6BSU1A1.DTL   (646 words)

 Embargo talking points   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In July 2002, House members voted in favor of unrestricted travel 262 to 167; they voted to eliminate restrictions on sending remittances to Cuba 251 to 177; and an amendment to end enforcement of the entire embargo was narrowly defeated by a vote of 204 to 226.
time, in the year 2002 the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of ending the economic embargo imposed by the United States on Cuba by a vote of 173 to 3, the highest vote in 11 years for ending the embargo.
Voting with the United States in favor of the embargo were only Israel and the Marshall Islands.
www.wola.org /cuba/embargo_talking_points.htm   (707 words)

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