Wednesday, November 11, 2009
US has held an embargo against Cuba for 47 years - in attempt to economically punish the nation
It is the 19th time in a row that the world body adopted the symbolic measure, and the first since U.S. President Barack Obama took office in January. Many representatives to the world body expressed hope the new American administration will work to normalize relations with its longtime enemy.
But Wednesday's 187-3 vote, with two abstentions, was unlikely to sway Washington, which has loosened financial and travel restrictions on Americans with relatives on the island but has said it would not lift the embargo until Cuba accept some political, economic and social changes.
Thanks to student Bregon Webb for the link!