Friday, October 31, 2008

Ibero American Summit Urges End of Embargo

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Latin American leaders are urging the United States to repeal its 47-year-old trade embargo against Cuba.

The leaders say the "unilateral" embargo is unacceptable and harms the Cuban people.

The leaders made the statement on Friday, the final day of the IberoAmerican Summit in El Salvador.

The move came after the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday asked the U.S. for the 17th year in a row to lift the embargo.

The U.S. has no diplomatic relations with Cuba and lists the country as a state sponsor of terror.

The embargo, imposed in 1962, has been tightened during President Bush's two terms.

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