Congress and Cuba: The Helms-Burton Act

  title={Congress and Cuba: The Helms-Burton Act},
  author={Andreas F. Lowenfeld},
  journal={American Journal of International Law},
  pages={419 - 434}
  • A. Lowenfeld
  • Published 1 July 1996
  • Political Science
  • American Journal of International Law
On March 12, 1996, President Clinton signed the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996, generally known by the names of its principal sponsors as the Helms-Burton Act. The Act is a mixture of codification of existing economic sanctions previously imposed pursuant to executive orders; inducements and promises related to restoration of democracy in Cuba; threats against persons from third countries that do business with Cuba; a new, unprecedented remedy for expropriation… 

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