U.S. to add amendments condemning human rights abuses of Castro regime to the farcical annual UN vote on Cuban embargo

It is an annual farce that takes place every year at the United Nations. An irrelevant international body holds an irrelevant vote to condemn U.S. sanctions on Cuba’s murderous and repressive apartheid dictatorship. The UN resolution is nonbinding and has no power to force the U.S. to change its policies towards the corrupt Castro regime. But with the vast majority of nations marching lockstep in support of the Cuban dictatorship, it has become a favorite propaganda tool of the Castro regime.

This year, however, things may turn out a little different.

The U.S. is proposing amendments to the resolution calling out the myriad of human rights abuses committed by the Cuban dictatorship. Nations voting for the resolution condemning the U.S. embargo on Cuba will also be voting to condemn the human rights abuses of the Castro regime.

The Castro dictatorship’s UN propaganda tool may turn out to be a double-edged sword. If the amendments are added to the vote scheduled to take place next Wednesday, we’ll see how many UN member nations are willing to go on record at the UN also condemning the apartheid Cuban dictatorship.

Via Fox News:

US to counter UN vote on Cuba embargo with amendments calling out human rights abuses

The Trump administration next week will counter a U.N. resolution condemning its embargo against Cuba with a series of amendments calling out the communist regime’s human rights record, Fox News has learned — the latest example of the U.S. going on the offensive at the world body.

The U.S. on Wednesday is expected to put forward several amendments to balance the U.N. General Assembly’s annual condemnation of the U.S. embargo on Cuba. It’s part of an effort to bring more supporters on board, explain why the embargo against the Cuban dictatorship exists and challenge the more than two-decade annual vote condemning the embargo.

The amendments call upon the regime to abide by human rights norms, expresses concern about freedom of expression and the plight of political prisoners. One calls on Cuba “to fully grant its citizens internationally recognized civil, political, and economic rights and freedoms, including freedom of assembly, freedom of expression, and free access to information” — all values supposedly at the heart of the U.N., but values that some critics say the body only upholds selectively.

The U.S. policy marks an escalation from last year, when the U.S. voted against the resolution. That was, itself, a reversal of the policy under former President Barack Obama, where the U.S. merely abstained on the U.N. resolution.

It also marks the continuation of a policy by which the U.S. inserts amendments into resolutions that contradict U.S. policy.

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  1. This longstanding betrayal of the Cuban people is not irrelevant. It is well documented proof of what the free world really is, and what it is is full of shit. NEVER forget the hijeputez of all these bastards, and I don’t mean the likes of Russia and China.

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