Change that is Badly Needed
Today: Cuban Foreign Minister (usually referred to as "canciller" or chancellor) Felipe Perez Roque addressed the United Nations' General Assembly. In his speech, Roque attacked the economic blockade that has been imposed and maintained for tenths of years by the United States. He described the results of such behaviour in a time of climate changes that caused devastating hurricanes and made Cuba's people suffer without sufficient help to be provided from the outside. Therefore, Roque compared U.S. politics towards Cuba with a genocide. He added that a rising number of states became in favour of Cuba's claim to be freed from an unjustified U.S. embargo, states that are, like Cuba itself, now subject to U.S. pressure.
The following pictures show the results of all annual votes against the maintenance of a U.S. blockade in the General Assembly of the United Nations from 1992 until 2008. The votes in favour ("a favor") of Cuba's initiative speak for themselves. [Cubavision TV]
UPDATE (October 30):
For more information refer to Periódico 26 / Cuba. According to RADIO HAVANA, the votes against the Cuban initiative are from the U.S., Israel and the Pacific island state of Palau. The original speech of F.P. Roque has been recorded by BLUEPRINT magazine.