UN Vote on Cuba Blockade TuesdayNovember 12, 2012 | | Print |
HAVANA TIMES — The document entitled “The necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba,” will be voted on again on Tuesday morning at the headquarters of the UN General Assembly.
UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon has provided the Assembly a report that includes the documentation submitted by 170 countries to support the opposition to the US embargo of Cuba.
In Tuesday’s session, when Washington’s half-a-century old measure against the island is expected to be repudiated for the twenty-first consecutive year, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez will be present.
Last year the text was approved by 186 of the 193 member countries of the world body. The only votes against the resolution were cast by the US and Israel, while abstentions were indicated by the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau.
Just last month, fifty world leaders spoke from the podium of the General Assembly demanding the lifting of the US blockade against Cuba.