Despite the historic moves to reestablish full diplomatic ties with Cuba, the United States maintains its economic blockade on the island.
There is virtual consensus both within the United States and in the international community, that the blockade is detrimental to the Cuban people and to peace. For more than two decades, member states at the United Nations has been calling for an end to the blockade.
US Blockade Cost Cuba US$117 Billion, UN Reports
The small Caribbean island has been hard hit by the U.S. blockade. READ MORE
VIDEO: Cuba Says Blockade Has Hurt Its Ability to Treat Cancer
2014: UN to Vote on US Blockade Against Cuba Once Again
Last year, the United Nations General Assembly voted to advocate an end to the five-decade long U.S. blockade on Cuba. Last year, all but two countries voted in favor of repealing the blockade, intentionally devastating the revolutionary island. Latin American nations have echoed a decades-long cause to lift what many consider more than an economic blockade but rather, genocide. READ MORE
A UN Vote Worth Watching: Will the US Support a UN Motion Against the Cuban Blockade?
Tuesday's vote will be the first time this annual event has taken place since Cuban President Raul Castro and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama announced plans to move towards the normalization of relations in late 2014. READ MORE
Latin America Demands End to 'Criminal' US Blockade of Cuba
Head of US Council of Churches Calls for End of Cuba Blockade
The left-leaning National Council of Churches welcomed the December announcement that Cuba and the U.S. would work to restore relations. READ MORE
Pope Francis: Lift the U.S. ‘Blockade’ Against Cuba
Pope Francis notably referred to the U.S. measures against Cuba as a “blockade.” READ MORE
VIDEO: Ñ Don't Stop - Days of Action Against the Blockade
VIDEO: Imaginary Lines - Reestablishment of US-Cuban Relations
Barack Obama: US Congress Will 'Inevitably' Lift Cuba Blockade
Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, Obama spoke of the failed U.S. policy on Cuba. READ MORE
Cuba Insists US Drop Blockade Ahead of Embassy Reopening
Cuba is preparing to reopen its embassy in Washington for the first time in over 50 years, trying to normalize relations between the two countries. READ MORE