On Resolution 68/8 of the United Nations General Assembly entitled “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.”
To read the full content of Cuba’s detailed Report on the UN Resolution, issued July 2014, click here: Cuba vs the Blockade.
The blockade has been in place since October 1960, almost two years after the triumph of the Revolution over U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista, with more and more sanctions being imposed by the U.S. over the last 55 years.
Time and time again, the peoples of the world have said that they stand with Cuba and demand with greater unanimity and force each year that the unjust and illegal blockade be ended.
This is the 23rd consecutive year in which the General Assembly has voted on such a resolution and each year the resolution has passed with an increasing majority. Last year, 188 countries voted in support of the resolution; three U.S. protectorates abstained: Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau; only the U.S. and Israel voted against the resolution. In the report prepared for the upcoming vote on this year’s resolution, Cuba points out that U.S. economic sanctions have cost it $3.9 billion in foreign trade over the past year, raising the overall estimate of the damage during the 55 years of the blockade to $116.8 billion.
The U.S. blockade against Cuba is part of a 60-year-old campaign to defeat the Revolution. The vindictiveness and revenge-seeking of the U.S. ruling circles and the counterrevolutionary forces in Miami make them blind to the fact that they cannot succeed because the people rise up time and time again to defend their right to sovereignty.
In yesterday’s edition, TML Daily provided updates and information about the effects of the blockade and the growing opposition to it:
UN Vote on U.S. Blockade of Cuba
• Defend Cuba’s Right to Be! End the U.S. Criminal Blockade Now! No to U.S. State Terrorism!
• Blockade Intensified Under President Obama
• U.S. Experts Push for Normalizing Relations with Cuba
• U.S. Agriculture Coalition Forms to End Blockade of Cuba
• Widespread Effects of Criminal Blockade
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