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Embargo

The legal prohibition of the sale of goods to or purchase of goods from a country. An embargo may be partial. For instance, a country may boycott all bananas from a certain country. An embargo usually occurs for political or security reasons. For example, in 1962 the United States imposed an embargo on nearly all trade with Cuba in response to the nationalization of American business interests in Cuba.

embargo

the prohibition of the IMPORT and EXPORT of particular types of product (for example, military equipment) or a complete ban on trade with a particular country as an adjunct to the political policies pursued by the government.
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But Jenkins warned that even after the current embargo is lifted, City cannot rule out facing a similar problem in the future.
The Professional Footballers' Association had been called into this dispute - and this was one of the three reasons why the club is under embargo.
It's going to be an irritant and, to put it simply, the embargo will stay for a longer period.
Premier League spokesman Dan Johnson said: "We can confirm that there is an embargo on Portsmouth registering any new players.
The President is authorized to suspend or end the embargo in the event of certain political changes in Cuba.
The embargo applies to San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa and San Salvador in Central America; Maracaibo, Cali, Medellin, La Paz, Santa Cruz and Quito in South America; Santo Domingo, Santiago, Port-au-Prince, Grenada and Kingston in the Caribbean; Nassau, George-Town, Exuma, Marsh Harbour and Freeport in the Bahamas; Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosi, Chihuahua and Leon in Mexico; and all American Eagle flights to and from San Juan.
The economic losses as a result of the embargo exceeded $ 93 billion, a score which hurts the living conditions of Cuban citizens," Michel said, "The embargo leaves negative impacts on food, health, education, transportation, construction, housing and other sensitive sectors that are key to development and prosperity of the Cuban people.
The embargo was imposed in February 1962, after the Bay of Pigs debacle.
info the publisher stated: "All retailers of Harry Potter have executed a legal embargo with Bloomsbury and wholesalers to ensure that everybody gets to read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the same time.
El embargo no ha logrado su proposito de sacar a Castro del poder.
Four decades into an embargo that hasn't worked, Guitierrez-Menoyo's brave opposition may be more legal in Cuba than in the United States.