Helms-Burton Act

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Helms-Burton Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1996, that strengthened the existing trade embargo on Cuba. The U.S. had prohibited most trade with Cuba since 1960. The Act extended this prohibition to companies doing business with Cuba and to companies that use property Cuba had nationalized from American companies. The Act was quite controversial internationally.