Cuban Diplomats Protest U.S. Embargo at U.N.

HeadlineOct 17, 2018
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Elsewhere at the U.N., diplomats from Bolivia joined their Cuban counterparts Tuesday in a protest that drowned out the launch of a U.S. effort denouncing Cuba over political prisoners. The diplomats chanted, “Cuba yes, blockade no!”—a reference to a stifling embargo unilaterally placed by the U.S. on the Caribbean island nation for nearly 60 years. The protest came as the Trump administration continues to roll back a thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations begun under Obama; it comes two weeks before the U.N. General Assembly is set to vote on a nonbinding resolution calling for an end to the embargo. The General Assembly has approved similar resolutions each year for over a quarter-century.

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