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US Again Votes Against Ending Cuba Embargo at UN

The Biden administration on Wednesday continued the US tradition of voting against a UN General Assembly resolution calling for an end to the decades-old trade embargo on Cuba. The vote is another sign that President Biden has no intention of taking steps towards normalization with Cuba.

Since 1992, the UN General Assembly has held an annual vote calling for the embargo to be lifted. For the first 24 years, the US voted against it, and in 2016, the Obama administration abstained from voting. After that, the Trump administration voted against the measure.

The resolution has wide support and has passed each time, but the US refuses to lift the embargo. On Wednesday, the US and Israel were the only countries that voted against it. Somehow, after over 50 years and no change in Cuba’s government, the US claims the embargo and sanctions in general are “tools for democracy.”