The blockade violates the right to life, health, education and well-being of all Cubans

Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, in the presentation of Draft Resolution A/RES/78/l.5 entitled “Need to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.” to the United Nations General Assembly, New York, November 2, 2023. Immediately following this presentation, the UNGA voted 187-2-1 for the 31st consecutive time to condemn the U.S. blockade, with only the U.S. and Israel voting “no” and Ukraine abstaining.

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