01. On October 19, 1960, the U.S. imposed a partial economic [embargo] on Cuba that excluded food and medicine.
02. When the Americans placed a tariff on Russian steel coming into the U.S., the Russians retaliated by placing an [embargo] on American chicken imports.
03. He has been arrested on federal charges including violating the [embargo] on exports to Iran.
04. The American Association for World Health has determined that the U.S. [embargo] of Cuba has dramatically harmed the health and nutrition of large numbers of ordinary Cuban citizens.
05. In August 1990, the United States imposed economic sanctions on Iraq, including a full trade [embargo] barring all imports from and exports to Iraq, excepting only medical supplies, foodstuffs, and other items of humanitarian need.
06. The government has placed an [embargo] on importing birds from various Southeast Asian countries due to an outbreak of avian flu.
07. Critics are charging that the United Nations-imposed [embargo] is mainly hurting children and innocent civilians.
08. In October 1973, OPEC announced that the Arab countries were cutting production and placing an [embargo] on shipments of crude oil to Western countries.
09. A major airline has placed an [embargo] on accepting pets as checked bags during hot weather out of concern for the safety of the animals themselves.
10. A UN panel of experts has been established to monitor the Liberian government's compliance with the sanctions and arms [embargo] imposed by the Council on Liberia two years ago.
11. Prior to the imposition of economic sanctions in the mid-1980s, the United States relied mainly on arms [embargoes] to pressure the South African government to change its domestic policies.
12. In 1804, after Haiti became the first independent republic in Latin America following a slave revolt against the French, the French enforced a commercial [embargo] against the island nation.
13. Patrick Buchanan has suggested that while the U.S. policy of [embargoing] and isolating Cuba made sense during the Cold War, it makes no sense today.

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