The United Nations General Assembly is set to discuss on November 1-2 a draft resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic, trade and financial embargo on Cuba.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, who landed in New York City on Tuesday for the occasion, is scheduled to intervene on Thursday to submit a report on the losses inflicted by Washington’s sanctions over the period between 2022 and 2023, according to the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
The draft resolution asks for the removal of the coercive measures against Cuba, whose projected economic damages reportedly amount to 159.084 billion dollars at current levels.
The report – formally titled “Necessity of putting an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” – will be submitted for review for the thirty-first time on November 1 and 2.
The rejection of the policy has been already validated by votes from the international community since 1992. Last year the resolution was approved with 185 votes in favor and only two against (United States and Israel).
Cuban officials, however, protest that the US continues to ignore this outcome and has kept the embargo in place for almost 60 years, tightening it to never-before-seen proportions in light of COVID-19.