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LatinNews Daily - 18 April 2019

In brief: Mexico

* Mexico’s foreign ministry (SRE) has issued a satement in which it says that the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador “regrets the US’s decision to apply Title III of the Helms-Burton Act for the first time ever”. The decision, which was confirmed on 17 April by US National Security Adviser John Bolton, will enable US citizens to file lawsuits against companies that make use of properties confiscated after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, as of 2 May. This could affect foreign companies doing business in and with Cuba. According to the SRE press release, the Mexican government will “protect Mexican companies that do business or have an interest in doing business with Cuba that could be affected” and reaffirmed “its support for an end to the economic and trade embargo against Cuba”