Thursday, October 30, 2008

Here we go again ...

Much as expected, an overwhelming majority of United Nations member countries voted on Wednesday, New York time, for the lifting of the 46-year-old US trade and commercial embargo on the Castro regime.

This is the 17th year in a row that such a vote has been taken and once again, support for the Americans was, well, minimal.

Apart from the US, the other two nations to vote against the motion were Israel and the tiny island of Palau, with two other Pacific island nations – the Marshall Islands and Micronesia - abstaining.

Although the vote is not binding and therefore does not mean much in practice, it represents yet another propaganda win for the Castro brothers.


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