Rogue state: For 24th year, U.S. defies 99 percent of world, voting against ending Cuba embargo

(This article is published in Salon.)

The entire world opposes the unilateral U.S. embargo on Cuba. Well, except for the U.S. and Israel.

The United Nations General Assembly voted on Tuesday on a resolution calling on Washington to end its blockade of Cuba. 191 of 193 countries voted for the resolution — 99 percent of the member states.

For the 24th year in a row, the U.S. and its allies were the only nations to vote against the measure. For the 24th year in a row, the U.S. has utterly defied the will of the entire international community.

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