U.S. Abstains on U.N. Vote Against Embargo on Cuba

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Author: Andrea Fernández Aponte


Today, the United States abstained on a U.N. resolution condemning the U.S. embargo against Cuba. This is the first time in 25 years that the United States has declined to vote against the annually-presented resolution. With no votes against and Israel being the only other nation to abstain, the resolution won unanimously.

We at LAWG are absolutely thrilled about the news! We commend the Obama Administration for sending a powerful message to the Cuban people and the world: the United States is committed to normalizing its relationship with its formerly estranged neighbor.

To celebrate this important, albeit symbolic, milestone in U.S.-Cuba relations, we ask that you join us in thanking the White House and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power for taking this strong step towards ending the embargo on Cuba.

Help us thank Obama for making this historic moment possible! Contact the White House now >>>

The Obama Administration has made it clear: the embargo has to go. The U.S. Congress must now take the appropriate steps to repeal the embargo laws.

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I’m celebrating w/ @LAWGaction that the US abstained on the #UNGA res against the Cuba embargo. #GraciasObama
HISTORIC! @AmbassadorPower abstained from voting on #UNGA res condemming U.S. embargo on Cuba! #GraciasObama
Today US abstained from voting on yearly #UNGA res vs. the Cuba embargo. Together w/ @LAWGaction I say #GraciasObama


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