United Nations says NO to US blockade of Cuba
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- Politics and Government
- 11 / 09 / 2006
For 15th consecutive year, Cuba has won a victory at the United Nations General Assembly with a resounding vote against the US blockade of Cuba.
The Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Felipe Perez Roque presented a draft resolution at the meeting entitled the "Necessity of putting an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States to Cuba."
The document was passed with a vote of 183 nations in favor, four against and one abstention.
In his speech, Mr. Perez Roque said the economic war of US against Cuba is a flagrant violation of international law and the UN Charter.
He noted that despite the military power and level of economic development of the United States, it could not force the international community to imitate its interventionist position.
Cuba has suffered losses amounting to more than $86 billion over the past 47 years. In 2005 the island lost over $4 billion as a direct result of the reinforcement of the blockade through the implementation of Bush Plan.