Cuba banks suspend US dollar deposits amid bid to end sanctions

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    A sanctions battle closer to home for the United States is with Cuba.

    The communist country is appealing to the United Nations General Assembly to end a decades-long trade embargo, that it calls “inhumane”.

    It comes as banks in Cuba suspend deposits of US dollars, making life harder for people.

    Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Miami.

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