As they have been doing for 30 years now, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn sanctions placed against Cuba’s communist dictatorship by the U.S.
The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 30th year, with the Biden administration continuing former President Donald Trump’s opposition and refusing to return to the Obama administration’s 2016 abstention.
The vote in the 193-member General Assembly was 185 countries supporting the condemnation, the United States and Israel opposing it, and Brazil and Ukraine abstaining.
In other words, just days after the regime massacred 7 refugees on the high seas, including a 2-year-old girl, 185 nations expressed their overwhelming support for Cuba’s murderous communist dictatorship. Yesterday’s vote proclaimed the majority of nations in this world are on the side of a brutally repressive regime that has jailed thousands of dissidents and peaceful protesters in the past year. For 30 consecutive years, the vast majority of this world’s nations have told the Cuban people their lives and their freedom has no value or worth.
The Cuban dictatorship thinks this vote is a victory for them and a condemnation of the U.S. In reality, it is a condemnation of an international community that continues to turn a blind eye to the suffering of the Cuban people.