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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:24 PM

UN Once Again Votes to Condemn Cuba Embargo

Source: Associated Press

UN Once Again Votes to Condemn Cuba Embargo
By MICHAEL ASTOR Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS November 13, 2012 (AP)

The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to condemn the U.S. commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba for the 21st year in a row.

The final tally Tuesday was 188-3, with Israel and Palau joining the United States. The Marshall Islands and Micronesia both abstained. Last year's tally for the symbolic measure was almost identical, 186-2, with three abstentions.

The embargo was first enacted in 1960 following Cuba's nationalization of properties belonging to U.S. citizens and corporations. Sanctions against the Caribbean nation were further strengthened to a near-total embargo in 1962.

Speaking before the General Assembly, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez railed against the embargo calling the U.S. policy "inhumane, failed and anachronistic."

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/votes-condemn-cuba-embargo-17708688





Cuba's Foreign Minister,
Bruno Rodriguez

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:30 PM

1. A few rich americans lost money 50 years ago and still pouting

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:55 PM

2. Most communist countries eventually adopt capitalism as their economic system just look at

China and Vietnam. That happened because the US was involved with them and got them to open up. The same thing could happen to Cuba if the Florida exiles would get over Castro.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:01 PM

3. It's long past time to end this obsolete embargo

 

and open normal diplomatic relations and establish trade agreements.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:10 PM

4. Once the Miami Cubans lose enough political clout, it will end

As long as they are the difference makers in Florida and national elections, it will be hard to end it.

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Response to ItsTheMediaStupid (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:30 PM

7. I am sure the ones who voted for Obama are mostly in support of better relations. /nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:25 PM

5. 50+ years of an Embargo has yielded nothing,

We went to war with Vietnam and lost over 50,000 American troops there, and yet we are free to travel and trade with the Vietnamese. Why is Cuba treated differently?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:29 PM

6. Maybe with the latest shellacking of the Repubs...

...we can finally move forward with better relations with our Cuban neighbors?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:03 AM

8. More evidence...



...of the political and intellectual isolationism of the USA. Their inability to appreciate social democracy is inbred in the national psyche. This is why rich socialites and dishonest politicians get a free pass.

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