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United Nations passes resolution to stop US economic blockade of Cuba


The draft resolution calling for the end of the United States’ economic blockade against Cuba has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

The document dubbed “Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Embargo Imposed by the United States of America Against Cuba” passed by an overwhelming majority of 187 states voting in favour.
Brazil decided to vote against the draft resolution, while Colombia and Ukraine abstained from voting.

The resolution comes after Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on 4 November accused the United States of exerting pressure on Latin American countries to oppose the draft resolution.
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Source:: Protothema

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