UN condemns Cuba embargo _ again

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 1:21 PM
UN condemns Cuba embargo _ again

The U.N. General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to condemn almost a half-century of U.S. sanctions against Cuba, demanding an end to what member states say is a cruel Cold War anachronism that only hurts ordinary people.

The final vote Tuesday by U.N. member states was 187 in favor of ending the sanctions, with two countries _ the U.S. and Israel _ in favor of keeping them. There were three abstentions.

It was the 19th consecutive year that the General Assembly has taken up the symbolic measure, calling for the "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba."