RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The extraordinary UN General Assembly voted on Wednesday a resolution condemning the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. It totaled 141 votes in favor, five against (Belarus, Eritrea, North Korea, Syria, and Russia itself), and 35 abstentions. The latter group includes China and four Latin American countries: Bolivia, Cuba, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. A fifth, Venezuela, an unconditional ally of Moscow, has its vote disqualified due to debts with the organization. The positive votes of Argentina and Brazil, two countries that had played the neutrality card and finally opted for repudiation, were relevant.
The General Assembly . . .