U.S. Vote on Cuba Blockade Resolution Reflects Congressional Opinion

Voting results are shown on boards following a United Nations General Assembly vote to address the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the U.S. against Cuba at the United Nations headquarters in New York, October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Voting results are shown on boards following a United Nations General Assembly vote to address the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the U.S. against Cuba at the United Nations headquarters in New York, October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

 

There was considerable speculation on how the U.S. would vote in the U.N. General Assembly resolution on ending Washington’s blockade of Cuba. Although the Barack Obama administration publicly says its against continuing the blockade, or embargo, as it calls it, according to U.S. law, only Congress can lift it, and the Republican-controlled Congress is not about to do so. Therefore, today’s vote by the U.S. reflects congressional opinion, but Washington is walking a fine line. Jorge Gestoso reports from New York. teleSUR

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