Cuba has blamed the long-standing US trade embargo for limiting human rights on the communist-run island, in a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council last week. It said such things as the right to live in peace and to free will were damaged by the embargo, which the US imposed against Cuba almost 47 years ago. It went on to say that Cuba respects, among other things, the right to health and education and to religious freedom. The Cuban government blames many of its human rights shortcomings on having to fend off five decades of US attempts to topple its government. (Reuters)

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