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Weekly Report - 07 March 2019 (WR-19-09)

US threatens to weaponise Helms-Burton

Cuba’s foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez accused the US government this week of making “an unacceptable threat against the world”. Rodríguez was reacting to the decision by the administration led by President Donald Trump to revive the Helms-Burton Act. Ever since it was introduced in 1996, Title III of the act, allowing lawsuits in US courts against any company believed to be using properties expropriated after the Cuban Revolution, has been suspended. Now, it will be partially lifted in a move directly linked by US National Security Advisor John Bolton to “Cuba’s role in usurping democracy and fomenting repression in Venezuela”.

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