Once Again Cuba is Victorious at UN, 187 in Favor, 3 Against, 2 Abstentions

November 7, 2019

Cuba scored a resounding victory at the United Nations General Assembly, in which the resolution “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” was passed with 187 votes in favor, 3 against and 2 abstentions.

The world condemned the blockade once again. The voting boards at the Assembly General hall displayed the overwhelming majority of the international community favoring Cuba and opposing the blockade imposed by the United States Administration against the Cuban people.

The United States and Israel repeated this year as the countries opposing the resolution; the duet was joined by Brazil for the first time. Colombia and Ukraine abstained, while Moldova did not vote.

For 28 consecutive years, since 1992, the Assembly General of the United Nations has been passing Cuba’s resolution with an increasing majority demanding the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. on the island 60 years ago.

Cuban Foreign Minister: The U.S. undeniably isolated

“187 countries voted to end the blockade. The U.S. is undeniably isolated,” posted Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Padilla in his Twitter profile. “Brutal pressures show the moral bankruptcy and corruption of the current Administration. Another resounding victory for Cuba, for our heroic people; it’s a victory for the truth and justice,” posted the Foreign Minister

Source: Cubadebate, translation, Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau