The United Nations General Assembly today voted 188-2 to condemn the US blockade of Cuba, with only the US and Israel voting no. This is the 23rd year in a row the UN has voted against the 54-year-old commercial, economic and financial blockade of the Socialist nation that sits off the coast of Florida.
Many commentators attribute the blockade of Cuba, which has always had and still has very harmful effects on the health and well being of ordinary Cubans, to Florida and presidential politics, that it's needed to secure the vote of the large community of Miami Cubans who are descended from Cubans who left the island.
At one time it was possible to argue that, but younger Cubam Americans, especially those with no family ties to the rich brothel owners and casino owners who the Castro brothers kicked out of Cuba when they took over, don't care about and don't vote on the basis of US-Cuba policy.
The blockade is to appease American Capitalists and old Cold Warriors who can't stand the fact that a Socialist country exists, and has existed for as long as it has, under their very noses. It's about the example Cuba sets, the one Capital fears most, that a group of people who are trying to find another way of living besides the dog eat dog, bell curve, incestuous way called Capitalism, where despite commonly held mythology the economic class you're born into is the one you'll die in, are proving that it can be done.