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.
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The implementation of Title III of the Helms Burton Act - allowing U.S.
This will require an act of Congress since the embargo was codified into law in 1996 under President Bill Clinton and his signing of the Helms Burton Act.
interests (this is a condition of the 1996 Helms Burton Act).
* "Strictly adhere" to the 1996 Helms Burton Act, including Title III, "to place maximum pressure on the Cuban regime." Title III of the act allows Americans to sue people or companies who use Cuban property seized after Castro's 1959 revolution.
Chris Dodd (D-CT), who is set to head the Senate Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, is expected to introduce legislation that amends or scraps the 1996 Helms Burton Act.