In annual vote, General Assembly calls for lifting United States embargo against Cuba

For the 19th straight year, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution calling for the lifting of the decades-old economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba in the aftermath of the Cold War.

Cuba: Ban calls for reconciliatory measures in wake of release of political detainees

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Cuban authorities to take more reconciliatory measures on human rights and the rule of law in the wake of the recent release of dozens of political detainees in the Caribbean island nation.