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Obama Extends Embargo on Cuba Despite Global Condemnation

HeadlineSep 09, 2014

President Obama has extended the more than 50-year-old embargo on trade to Cuba for another year. In a statement, Obama said the embargo is “in the national interest of the United States.” Each year for more than two decades, the United Nations General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to condemn the U.S. embargo against Cuba. The most recent vote was 188 to 2, with only the United States and Israel supporting the embargo.

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