UN Votes Against Blockade of Cuba, Again

       

 

Escrito por Lourdes chang
martes, 26 de octubre de 2010
26 de octubre de 2010, 13:59United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations ratified on Tuesday, for the 19th time, the world s opposition to the blockade of Cuba maintained by the United States for more than 50 years and U.S. isolation in implementing that policy.

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The isolation of the United States was seen in the General Assembly during the vote on the resolution “The Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial, and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States of America Against Cuba.”

The Assembly passed the resolution 187-2 (United States and Israel) with three abstentions (Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau).

Tuesday’s vote reaffirms the principles of sovereign equality among states, nonintervention and noninterference in internal affairs as well as freedom of commerce and international navigation.

 

It also rejects the promotion and implementation of laws and regulations such as the so-called Helms-Burton Act, “whose extraterritorial effects affect the sovereignty of other States, the legitimate interests of entities and people under its jurisdiction, and the freedom of commerce and navigation.”

It also notes the 18 resolutions passed by the General Assembly from 1992 to 2009 and the resolutions and agreements passed by various inter-governmental meetings, agencies and governments rejecting the promotion and implementation of this kind of measure.

Lastly, it asks UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to prepare a report on the enforcement of the resolution, to presented at the 66th General Assembly session next year when the blockade issue is discussed again.

According to Cuban authorities, the blockade has cost the Island $751.363 billion, an estimate that is conservative based on the depreciation of the dollar against gold.

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