U.S. to Allow Private Lawsuits over Seized Cuban Property

U.S. to Allow Private Lawsuits over Seized Cuban Property


By: Michael T. Gershberg, Justin A. Schenck

On April 17, 2019, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that beginning on May 2, U.S. citizens would be able to file lawsuits against foreign companies that use property seized by the Cuban government.  That same day, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced new sanctions against Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.  The new policy and sanctions are aimed at weakening Cuba's communist regime and to pressure these governments to end support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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