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End the United States embargo of Cuba
  • Petitioned President Obama

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President Obama

End the United States embargo of Cuba

    1. Petition by

      People against the embargo of Cuba

The United States embargo against Cuba has been in place for over 50 years. On November 13, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly voted against it for the 21st time. Again, the vote was nearly unanimous. Here in the United States, polls show that the majority of the people want to normalize relations with Cuba.

Furthermore, the embargo adds to the suffering of the Cuban people, making it very difficult to get basics like asthma medicine and mammograms. Hurricane Sandy, which devastated large regions of the country, is just the latest example of how the embargo prevents vital aid and materials for reconstruction from arriving where they are desperately needed.

It's time, Mr. President. The embargo is pointless and cruel. End it now.

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Ref: Levantamiento del embargo a Cuba
 
Exmo. Sr. Presidente Barack Obama: 
 
    El embargo de los Estados Unidos de América contra Cuba se ha mantenido por más de 50 años. El 13 de noviembre de 2012, la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas votó contra el embargo por la vigésima primera vez. Y nuevamente, el voto fue casi unánime. En los Estados Unidos, las encuestas muestran que la mayoría de su pueblo quiere normalizar relaciones con Cuba. 

    Además, el embargo intensifica el sufrimiento del pueblo cubano, haciendo más difícil conseguir cosas básicas como medicamentos para el asma y mamografías. El huracán Sandy, que devastó amplias zonas de Cuba, es el último ejemplo de como el embargo impide la entrada de ayuda vital y materiales para la reconstrucción donde se necesitan con urgencia inmediata.

    Sr. Presidente, llegó el momento. El embargo es inútil y cruel. Levántelo sin demora.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Write your senator or representative

      People against the embargo of Cuba
      Petition Organizer

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    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Reached 200 signatures
    5. Despite Global Opposition, United States Votes to Continue Cuban Embargo

      People against the embargo of Cuba
      Petition Organizer
      Despite Global Opposition, United States Votes to Continue Cuban Embargo

      In a near unanimous vote at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, the vast majority of the world voted to put an end the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba. Aside from the moral argument, the driving principles behind the vote to end the embargo were those regarding the sovereign equality of states, non-intervention in internal affairs, and the freedom of international trade and navigation.

    6. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Martha Bryson ROSEBURG, OR
      • 9 months ago

      The embargo is cruel and inhumane, and we need to right the wrong.

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    • Al Scott PORTLAND, OR
      • 10 months ago

      This is a pointless embargo, a relic of the Cold War.

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    • MICHAEL FURUKAWA MENLO PARK, CA
      • 10 months ago

      This embargo has not changed the regime and only is popular with a small minority of people.

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    • Carlos McKnight WASHINGTON, DC
      • 10 months ago

      Who cares if a country is Communist. If your an American and have the right to an opinion than so should other countries.

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    • alex davis CINCINNATI, OH
      • 10 months ago

      I want to travel to Cuba to enjoy beautiful beaches :)

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