Afro-Latin Renaissance with
Nachito Herrera at the Ordway, Saturday, December 1.

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UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn U.S. embargo of Cuba

Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press Published Thursday, November 1, 2018 1:19AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, November 1, 2018 6:33PM EDT

In a slap to the United States, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba and rejected proposed U.S. amendments strongly criticizing the lack of human rights in the island country.

Resolutions adopted by the 193-member world body are unenforceable, but they reflect world opinion and the vote has given Cuba an annual stage for the last 27 years to demonstrate the isolation of the U.S. on the embargo.

It was imposed in 1960 following the revolution led by Fidel Castro and the nationalization of properties belonging to U.S. citizens and corporations, and two years later it was strengthened. More.

Below: October 31 protest of U.S. blockade at the Minneapolis district courthouse.

5:00 pm, Saturday, November 10
4200 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis

Speaker Steve Ellner is on a national tour to help the anti-war and the Latin America solidarity movement learn about the realities on the ground in Venezuela.


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October 19-23, 2018 
  • Miguel Fraga, First Secretary, Cuban Embassy, visits Minnesota 
  • National Network on Cuba annual meeting 

Urge the City of St. Paul to adopt a resolution against the blockade

Minneapolis has already adopted a resolution against the US embargo as have seven other cities in the US. We think St. Paul should do the same. Besides the importance such a resolution would have for the people of Cuba - and of Minnesota - St. Paul has deep connections with Cuba that go back to the 19th century. This history is part of the Minnesota Cuba Committee's proposed resolution.

Councilmembers Jane Prince and Rebecca Noecker have both agreed to sponsor a resolution and Councilmember Prince was able to meet with Miguel Fraga, First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy, recently to discuss it.

If you are one of their constituents, let them know that you appreciate their willingness to step forward on this issue. If you live in other wards of St. Paul, please ask your council member and Mayor Melvin Carter to do the same.

 You can find contact information for councilmembers here and for the mayor here.


Next Minnesota Cuba Committee meeting: 6:00 pm, Sunday, November 18, Boneshaker Books. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

Check our 
Travel page for information about travel to Cuba in the wake of the Trump changes. 

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