General Assembly votes for 16th straight year for U.S. to end embargo on Cuba

Published on guerilla, by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer, republished from Yahoo News, 30 Oct 2007.

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. General Assembly voted for the 16th straight year Tuesday to urge the United States to end its trade embargo against Cuba, whose foreign minister accused the U.S. of stepping up its “brutal economic war” to new heights.

The 192-member world body approved a resolution calling for the 46-year-old U.S. economic and commercial embargo against Cuba to be repealed as soon as possible.

“The blockade had never been enforced with such viciousness as over the last year,” Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque told the assembly, accusing President Bush’s administration of adopting “new measures bordering on madness and fanaticism” that have hurt Cuba and interfered in its relations with at least 30 countries … (full text).

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