Managua, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations, as a court of conscience of the peoples, offered US President Barack Obama the chance to rectify a criminal policy against Cuba, said Cuban Ambassador to Nicaragua, Eduardo Martinez Borbonet. With a record voting, the UN General Assembly approved yesterday a resolution demanding the end of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the Cuban people for over fifty years. In remarks to local and foreign journalists here, Martinez said that very few topics arouse so much unity and consensus as the blockade within the UN. This time, the 21th, a total of 188 countries demand its cessation, he noted.
The voting at the UN, a week after Obama’s re-election, can be understood as a chance for him to score merits and really deserve the Nobel Peace Prize that he was undeservedly awarded, said the Cuban diplomat, who appreciated Nicaragu’s vertical (sic), firm, brave stand in its condemnation of the blockade, and noted that the US president also failed to keep his promise to change the policy towards Latin America. Martinez said that Obama also has the historic opportunity to rectify the illegal harsh sentences given to The Cuban Five –five anti-terrorist Cuban fighters in the United States for monitoring Miami-based terrorist anti-Cuban groups. Twenty consecutive UN resolutions would suffice to convince anyone that the blockade is a failed policy, but the Empire is stubborn; hence the peoples’ latest reminder, said Martinez.