In the vote there were three abstentions (Ukraine, Colombia and Brazil) and only the United States and Israel voted for keeping Washington’s economic war on Cuba. The two once more remained isolated in the face of the international community.
For the twenty-ninth time since 1992, the countries of the world categorically demanded in the main deliberative body of the United Nations the lifting of the blockade imposed 62 years ago by Washington.
More than 15 nations and international organizations such as the Non-Aligned Movement, the Group of 77 plus China and the Caribbean Community denounced the damage caused by that hostile policies and demanded its end.
Diplomats and high-level representatives from several countries condemned the heightened hostility and the increase in unilateral coercive measures against Cuba amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
In 2019, a similar resolution was also passed by an overwhelming majority, with 187 votes in favor, three against (United States, Israel and Brazil) and two abstentions (Colombia and Ukraine).
In view of Wednesday’s vote, Cuba’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, denounced that from April 2019 to December 2020, the blockade caused over 9.15 billion dollars in losses.
The official added that in almost six decades of this economic war, damages amount to 147 billion 853 million dollars.