The Heat: UN votes against U.S. embargo on Cuba

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The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Thursday to condemn the U.S. economic and trade embargo against Cuba, a Cold War measure first imposed in 1960.

This year, 187 nations voted in favor of lifting the restrictions with only two countries opposing the move, the United States and Israel, with one abstention from Ukraine. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Peter Kornbluh is a Senior Analyst and Director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive. 
  • Rafael Hernandez is the editor of Temas, a leading Cuban magazine, and Author of “The History of Havana”. 
  • Andy Mok is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization. 
  • Carlos Alzugaray is a Political Commentator and Former Cuban Ambassador to the European Union.