Cuba Wins Vote at the UN but…

UN once again calls on the USA to lift its embargo against Cuba

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HAVANA TIMES — For the twenty-second consecutive year, the UN General Assembly urged the United States today to lift its more than half century embargo against Cuba, reported dpa news.

The vote rejecting the embargo was approved by 188 votes in favor and only two against – United States and Israel, and with the abstention of Micronesia, Palau and the Marshall Islands.

However, the resolution has no mechanism for enforcement or sanctions on the United States if it ignores the call.

“The US policy against Cuba suffers total isolation and is discredited the world over and has no ethical or legal support. This is demonstrated by more than 180 votes in the General Assembly, speeches by dozens of heads of state and government in the general debate and arguments from Member States and international organizations outlined in the report of the UN Secretary General,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla told the full Assembly .

According to Cuban government estimates the blockade, which took effect in 1962, has caused losses to the Cuban economy of over a trillion US dollars.

No one expects the United States to comply with the resolution, since after 21 previous calls Washington ignored the UN request.

37 thoughts on “Cuba Wins Vote at the UN but…

  • November 7, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Judging from your tone, I’fd have to think you havent read much of Bakunin, Kropotkin, Bookchin , Chomsky or any other of the leading anarchist writers and have a rather twisted view of what aarchism represents.
    Are you dismissing the thinking and writings of these people whom I follow as well ?

    Anarchism is based on direct democracy unlike any government we’ve yet to see on the planet as yet.
    Anarchists believe that all government inevitability becomes self-preserving, corrupt and then totalitarian and this is evident in the U.S. and Cuba and most countries on the planet.

  • November 4, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Grow up in Cuba as I did and you’d sing a different tune?

    as for the rest….an anarchist eh? Well I guess nothing else need be said.

  • November 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Thank you.

  • November 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

    The ONLY concession that Cuba could make that would have the U.S government end its War On The People Of Cuba is the reinstating of feral capitalism .
    The U.S supported apartheid South Africa, Batista and just about every dictatorship that held countless political prisoners , which never held free elections nor had a free lress/media .
    This support was nearly unconditional as long as these governments maintained a capitalist economy and anti-socialist ( economic democracy) foreign and domestic policies .
    I would recommend that you read the introduction to “Killing Hope” ( the author once worked for your employers at the State Department) to grasp an understanding of this historic fact but it is also fact that you, on the far right are incapable of reading anything factual that puts the lie to what you say you believe .

  • November 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Fascists states are ruled from the top down and are totally undemocratic.
    Socialism and communism cannot exist except in a bottom-up democratic form .
    No state run by a Moscow-oriented Communist Pary was ever communist since none of them was run in a bottom-up worker controlled democratic fashion but rather always from a Leninist form of cadres who subsequently became corrupt, self-preserving and totalitarian .
    As before, I would suggest you take the contents of your post to any serious university and present it to any professor of either economics or political science for validation
    and be prepared to be seriously embarrassed

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