Cuba Looking To Get the UN To Condemn US Embargo

Put in place in 1962



Cuban officials are to ask the United Nations for the 22nd year in a row to condemn the U.S. embargo on Cuba, which has been in place since 1962.

Last year, 188 nations voted in the U.N. General Assembly to condemn the embargo, while only the U.S., Israel, and Palau voted to support it.

From Reuters:

(Reuters)—For the 22nd consecutive year, Cuba will ask the United Nations to condemn the United States economic embargo against the island, a top Cuban official announced on Monday, accusing Washington of tightening sanctions in place for more than half a century.

U.S. President Barack Obama, who stated before taking office that he wanted to recast long-hostile U.S.-Cuba relations, has been a disappointment to the Cuban government, which expected him to do more to dismantle the embargo.

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