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Doesn't matter, the U.S. doesn't listen to the U.N. General Assembly, because the U.N. General Assembly wont sanction the U.S.
It's good to see the sentiment is turned though
I'm unsurprised that Israel was the only country other than America to vote against this resolution and the countries of the world should press the US government to liberalise trade relations with Cuba, even though the US will most likely ignore concerns. The UNGA can pass these motions easily as two-thirds of the body consists of developing countries who will obviously side with Cuba but it's powerless against the US and lacks the ability to act on the situation.
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I agree with Proletarian. Anyway, every time the UN pass a resolution like this, Cuba scores a victory. This shows the United States are getting more and more isolated.
More proof that the UN is a meaningless body except wherein it supports imperialism.
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Out of curiosity does anyone have the numbers for previous votes? It would be interesting to see if the US had tried to get other states on board in the past, and to see a trend in declining numbers of nations voting along with it.
I don't have exact numbers, but every vote I've seen over the past few decades seems to be heavily in favor of Cuba. It used to be that the US could get right-wing Latin American dictatorships they supported to vote with them, but there aren't many of those anymore. IIRC, Israel has always supported the US on this issue, for obvious reasons.
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Compiled from: http://unbisnet.un.org:8080/ipac20/ipac ... =~!horizon
Resolution: Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba : resolution adopted by the General Assembly
1990: 59 Yes, 3 No, 71 Abstentions, 46 Non-voting. No: Israel, Romania, USA
1993: 88 Yes, 4 No, 57 Abstentions, 35 Non-voting. No: Albania, Israel, Paraguay, USA
1994: 101 Yes, 2 No, 48 Abstentions, 33 Non-voting. No: Israel, USA
1995: 117 Yes, 3 No, 38 Abstentions, 27 Non-voting. No: Israel, USA, Uzbekistan
1996: 137 Yes, 3 No, 25 Abstentions, 20 Non-voting. No: Israel, USA, Uzbekistan
1997: 143 Yes, 3 No, 17 Abstentions, 22 Non-voting. No: Israel, USA, Uzbekistan
1998: 157 Yes, 2 No, 12 Abstentions, 14 Non-voting. No: Israel, USA
1999: 155 Yes, 2 No, 8 Abstentions, 23 Non-voting. No: Israel, USA
2000: 167 Yes, 3 No, 4 Abstentions, 15 Non-voting. No: Israel, Marshall Islands, USA
2001: 167 Yes, 3 No, 3 Abstentions, 16 Non-voting. No: Israel, Marshall Islands, USA
2002: 173 Yes, 3 No, 4 Abstentions, 11 Non-voting. No: Israel, Marshall Islands, USA
2003: 179 Yes, 3 No, 2 Abstentions, 7 Non-voting. No: Israel, Marshall Islands, USA
2004: 179 Yes, 4 No, 1 Abstention, 7 Non-voting. No: Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, USA
2005: 182 Yes, 4 No, 1 Abstention, 4 Non-voting. No: Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, USA
2006: 183 Yes, 4 No, 1 Abstention, 4 Non-voting. No: Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, USA
2007: 184 Yes, 4 No, 1 Abstention, 3 Non-voting. No: Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, USA
2008: 185 Yes, 3 No, 2 Abstentions, 2 Non-voting. No: Israel, Palau, USA
2009: 187 Yes, 3 No, 2 Abstentions, 0 Non-voting. No: Israel, Palau, USA
Why is it that some small Oceanic countries either side with the USA or abstain? It's not like the US government cares much about the UN, so I guess they aren't buying their votes, but still.
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Palau and Marshall Islands both used to be under control of the US and for all intents and purposes are still in their orbit. It doesn't require much to put them on their side, but still it is amusing to see them do that.
I find it sad to see the sell outs in the post-Communist nations- Albania and Uzbekistan- vote no though during the earlier years though.
It's interesting though to see more and more vote yes, less coming out of abstentions. It's not like the US cared much for the UN if it went against what it wanted though.
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