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The United Nations General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to condemn the U.S. embargo against Cuba for the 22nd year in a row. The final vote was 188 to 2, with only Israel joining the United States. Just three countries abstained: Palau, Micronesia and the Marshall Islands. U.S. envoy Ronald Godard claimed Cuba’s record on human rights justifies the embargo.

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/30/headlines#10306

4 thoughts on “U.N. General Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly Against U.S. Embargo of Cuba

    • Capitalists’ most primal fear is communism. We had the “Red Scares” of the 20th century, the McCarthy Era, the Cuban missile crisis, numerous assassination attempts, and the anti-Marxist fanaticism which continues to this day. Cuba, sitting a mere 90 miles off our southern border, is an annoying and symbolic thorn in the foot of America’s political class who are – BTW – closely aligned with the global corporate establishment. This fear of economic populism is akin to a medieval lord whose castle is under siege by an enraged peasantry.

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      • I get it now-I didn’t think about the fact that, even when it comes to other countries, America is still obssessed with communism.

        Is it true that Cuba’s health care system is better than ours? The Michael Moore documentary “Sicko” showed American people going to Cuba to see doctors and got better and cheaper care there than they did here.

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      • I saw Sicko too, but that’s the extent of my knowledge about Cuba’s health care system. However, looking at the rest of the developed world we can make a general assessment. Those nations with nationalized health care consistently outperformed America’s old employer-based system in terms of cost and coverage. The only area where the U.S. excelled was the degree of quality available to individuals fortunate enough to afford very expensive health insurance policies. Regarding Obamacare, only Switzerland has a similar system. It’s working pretty well, but the cost savings aren’t as great as those in countries with national health care systems.

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