The World Opposes the US Blockade of Cuba

Statements Made by Member Nations on the Sanctions Against Cuba at the Seventy-first Session, 32nd & 33rd Meetings (AM & PM) General Assembly Plenary


For the first time not a single country voted against the resolution to end the genocidal policy imposed on Cuba by the U.S. government. The result of the vote – 191 in favor and two abstentions – is a triumph of the heroic resistance of the Cuban people

| internet@granma.cu
October 26, 2016

The United Nations General Assembly voted today, October 26, to approve the Cuban resolution expressing the need to put an end to the over 50-year economic commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island.

A total of 191 countries voted in favor of the resolution, with none voting against, and only two abstentions, for the first time ever – the United States and Israel.

The position of the United States expressed this morning is a positive sign, stated Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez at the UN headquarters, but the truth is that the blockade persists and impacts Cuba’s current reality.

The result of the vote – 191 in favor and two abstentions – is a triumph of the heroic resistance of the Cuban people.

Minute by minute: Cuba vs. the blockade, the world has the floor

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