UN Readies to Condemn Blockade on Cuba

United Nations, Oct 21. -The United Nations will present on October 25, for the 20th consecutive year, a resolution demanding the end of the almost 50-year U.S. blockade to Cuba, valued at 975 billion USD.US Blockade Affects Cuban Geology Development

That day, the General Assembly will submit to vote a document with a long list of damages suffered by Cuba as a result of the severe siege implemented in 1962 and later reinforced many times.

The text presented by Cuba is entitled "The Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States of America against Cuba."

In 2010, 187 countries voted in favor of that document, the United States and Israel voted against, and Marshall Islands, Palau and Micronesia abstained.

A month ago, about one hundred presidents demanded the end of that blockade at the UN General Assembly.

At that time, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez denounced the strengthening of the U.S. siege against the island, and the attempts to subvert the constitutional order freely elected by the Cubans.

The first UN vote on the blockade was on November 24, 1992, when the 47th ordinary session of the Assembly passed its first resolution condemning the blockade 59-3, with 71 abstentions. (Prensa Latina)