UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo of Cuba

  • A man paints a Cuban flag on the face of a young student during an event against U.S. trade embargo against Cuba in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The United Nations will vote Thursday Nov. 1 on a resolution regarding the ongoing U.S. trade embargo against Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

UNITED NATIONS — In a slap to the United States, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba and rejected proposed U.S. amendments strongly criticizing the lack of human rights in the island country.