Daily Archives: November 4, 2018

UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo on Cuba

The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly backed a resolution condemning the US economic embargo on Cuba after rejecting proposed US amendments criticising the communist nation on its human rights record.

Out of the 193-member body, 189 countries voted in favour of the resolution at the 27th annual General Assembly meeting, with only the US and Israel voting against. Moldova and Ukraine did not vote.

Low income explains poorer survival after a heart attack more than race, study finds

by Elizabeth Cooney

The deep divide between the health of black and white Americans has a long and painful history, drawing the attention of scholars from W.E.B. Du Bois in the late 19th century to public health researchers today who track seemingly intractable differences in health, medical treatment, life expectancy, and death.

Bolton praises Bolsonaro while declaring ‘troika of tyranny’ in Latin America

Bolton hailed Brazilian president-elect a ‘positive sign’ as he announced new sanctions against Venezuela and Cuba

by Julian Borger

John Bolton has welcomed Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro as a “positive sign” for Latin America as he hailed a new ally against what Bolton called a “troika of tyranny”: Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.