The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly voted to a resolution calling on the US to end its 46-year-old economic embargo against Cuba.
As of 192 UN member states, 185 voted in favor of the resolution, while three voted against (the United States, Israel and Palau) and two abstained (Marshall Islands and Micronesia).
With this result, Cuba has gained another vote this year compared to 2007, when 184 voted in favor, four against (the United States, Israel, Palau and the Marshall Islands), and Micronesia abstained.
The nonbinding resolution will have no impact on the policies of the outgoing administration of US President George W. Bush, who in an October 10 speech called Cuba a "dungeon" and vowed not to lift the embargo.
Thu, 30 Oct 2008
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