Miami cargo ship heads to Havana after 50 year hiatus - Yahoo! News Canada
- For the first time in fifty years, a cargo ship left Miami directly for Cuba Wednesday, carrying a load of humanitarian supplies, officials said.The US embargo against Cuba was declared by US President John F. Kennedy in 1962 -- aimed at bringing down the Americas' only one party Communist regime. Over five decades later, the regime remains in place under President Raul Castro.
The US embargo has been condemned by a majority of the United Nations General Assembly each year since 1992.
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