Obama Is Urged to End Cuba Trade Embargo in 187-2 UN General Assembly Vote
The United Nations General Assembly voted for the 19th consecutive year to urge an end to the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, which the government in Havana has labeled an “act of genocide.”
The non-binding resolution, adopted by a 187-2 vote with three abstentions, asks the U.S. to “repeal and invalidate” the embargo. The trade ban has been in effect since 1962, three years after Fidel Castro seized control of Cuba.
Israel was the only nation to join the U.S. in voting against the resolution. Palau, Marshall Islands, and Micronesia abstained.
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