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UN assembly condemns US embargo on Cuba, for the 28th time


UNITED STATES: The UN General Assembly on Thursday condemned the nearly 60-year-old US embargo on Cuba for the 28th year in a row, calling for an end to it by a vote of 187 to three.Only Israel and Brazil voted with the US against the resolution. Two other US allies — Ukraine and Colombia — abstained.First imposed on Oct 19, 1960 in response to Havana’s nationalization of US-owned oil refineries, and extended in 1962, the embargo is an enduring legacy of the Cold War hostilities between the two countries.It was denounced as “anachronistic” and “inhumane” during two days of debate …read more

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