For the 22nd consecutive year at the United Nations, the United Nations General Assembly on 29 October 2013 adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.
One hundred and eighty-eight countries voted for the non-binding resolution and only the United States and Israel voted against the resolution. Three countries abstained (Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau).
The US imposed the embargo on Cuba in 1960, shortly after Fidel Castro took power and seized US-owned assets on the island.
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