Kennedy asked the Soviets to withdraw the weapons and ordered the U.S. Navy to impose a maritime quarantine of Cuba to prevent additional weapons from reaching the island. In the end, Khrushchev agreed to withdraw the missiles in exchange for Kennedy`s pledge not to invade Cuba and to withdraw U.S. nuclear missiles from Turkey. The crisis was a turning point in the Cold War, when the two superpowers made efforts to avoid a nuclear confrontation. On July 20, 2015, Cuba and the United States reopened their respective embassies and restored diplomatic relations. However, the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba is maintained and most transactions between the United States and Cuba remain prohibited. It`s a stupid policy. There is no reason why we should not be friends with the Cubans, and vice versa. Many of them have family in the United States, and some Americans have family in Cuba, so we should have the freedom to travel… We seem to think that it is certain to open a billion communists in China, but for some reason we are afraid of the death of Cubans.
The embargo has been criticized for its impact on food, drinking water Medicine and other economic needs of the Cuban population. Fidel Castro and Castro, Cuban citizens and groups, as well as international organizations and leaders, have been criticized. Some academic critics outside Cuba have also linked the embargo to a lack of medical care and soap that has led to a series of medical crises and an increase in infectious diseases.   Academic criticism has also been associated with epidemics of certain diseases, including neurological disorders and blindness caused by poor diet.   The travel restrictions contained in the embargo also showed that they limited the amount of medical information arriving in Cuba from the United States.  An article written in 1997 suggests that malnutrition and diseases linked to rising food and drug prices have affected men and the elderly, particularly because of Cuba`s rational rationing system, which gives preferential treatment to women and children.  Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque called the embargo an “act of genocide” and cited a secret memo from the Foreign Ministry of April 6, 1960, calling on the United States to use all the instruments at its disposal to overthrow Fidel Castro with famine and disease.  U.S. brands such as Coca-Cola can be purchased in certain tourist locations throughout the island. Ford tankers refuel planes at airports and some computers use Microsoft software.  The origin of the financing behind these goods is not always clear.