Cuba estimates US embargo has cost island $116.8bn in damages in 55 years

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via The Guardian:

The figures were published in a report that Cuba prepares for the United Nations each year in requesting a resolution

US economic sanctions against Cuba have cost the island nation $3.9bn in foreign trade over the past year, helping to raise the overall estimate of economic damage to $116.8bn over the past 55 years, Cuba said on Tuesday.

The figures were published in a report that Cuba prepares for the United Nations each year in requesting a resolution urging an end to the comprehensive US economic embargo and other sanctions against Cuba’s Communist government.

The United Nations has passed the resolution for 22 straight years with overwhelming support. Last year the vote was 188 to 2, with only the United States and Israel voting against the resolution.

Although many US allies join Washington in criticizing Cuba’s one-party system and repression of political opponents, the Americans have lost nearly all international support for the embargo since the collapse of the Soviet Union. No other nation besides the United States has an economic embargo against Cuba.

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6 Comments on "Cuba estimates US embargo has cost island $116.8bn in damages in 55 years"

  1. Simon Valentine | Sep 10, 2014 at 2:38 pm |

    wait, what? i didn’t know of this idiocy. 55 years, too? jesus h christ!

    what the serious fuck? obviously any reason to do so is worse than illegitimate, not to mention contrary to intention. feel the need to ‘honor’ a dishonorable bully system much? fuck trading with Cuba, get busy fucking over anyone who demands that the pretenses are legitimate or what the fuck ever. let the paper shred and rot. not trading with Cuba my ass. what the hell is this utterly rubbish lie? anyone? anyone know?

  2. Echar Lailoken | Sep 10, 2014 at 3:07 pm |

    But what about Cohibas and cocaine?

  3. BuzzCoastin | Sep 10, 2014 at 4:06 pm |

    it’s the biggest favor uncle stupid homeland
    could have done for Cuba

    they went through and survived peak oil
    and they missed out on tons of useless consumer shit
    butt
    everyone lusts after modernity’s bling bling
    it’s advertised and sold so well

    uncle homeland’s only regret
    he couldn’t F-up Cuba the way he did Hawaii

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