Castro And Obama Are On The Same Page About The Embargo
President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro both used their U.N. speeches to campaign for the end of the Cuban trade embargo.By Matt Picht | September 28, 2015
When President Obama sits down with Cuban President Raul Castro on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, both men will have one primary concern on their minds: the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba. (Video via The White House)
Castro railed against the Cold-War-era blockade and other elements of U.S. foreign policy during his speech, saying its removal was a crucial step to normalizing relations between the two countries. (Video via United Nations)
And his comments found a receptive audience — the U.N. has condemned the embargo for the past 23 years, with 188 countries symbolically voting against the blockade last year.