Brazil votes against the end of Cuban embargo

Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo

Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo

Brazil voted for the first time against a draft resolution calling for the end of the economic, trade and financial embargo on Cuba. The vote, which was held today (Nov 7) at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, was on a draft resolution tabled by Cuba condemning the embargo imposed by the US back in 1962.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro discussed the country's position in his weekly Facebook broadcast. "For the first time, Brazil joined the US on the Cuban embargo. We are in favor of the embargo on Cuba. I mean, is it a democracy? No, it's a dictatorship and it should be treated as such," he said.

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