Today the UN General Assembly will vote on a resolution (text here, pdf) that urges the
There are lots of reasons, depending on your point of view, not to pay attention to this event. It’s a top priority of Cuban diplomacy. The debate will feature Cuban assertions about the embargo’s damages to the Cuban economy ($3.77 billion in 2007) that can’t be verified, and that ignore the cost to
On top of all that, the resolution has been presented, debated, and voted upon 16 times before, every year since 1992. The score so far:
If there has been any drama in this, it has been the slow movement of
So if the vote today brings the score to 17-0, it will not exactly break new ground, but it will remind us of a few things.
Second, while many governments agree with
Third, if a new U.S. Administration decides that it wants to work more closely with allies and other countries on the