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Cuba beats the US 187-3 ... and we're not talking baseball

It's tough to get the United Nations to agree on much of anything these days, but not when it comes to U.S. trade sanctions against Cuba.

For the 18th year in a row, the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn the trade embargo that Washington first leveled against Cuba's communist government in 1962. This year's margin was 187 to three, with only the U.S., Israel and the tiny island nation of Palau opposing Cuba's resolution, which condemned the policy and demanded its removal.

The vote is a pretty toothless referendum in that it doesn't carry any real consequences, but it's still a reminder that certain hallmark elements of U.S. foreign policy remain extremely unpopular abroad, despite the new occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.