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  1. Cuba Sanctions

    by , 08-25-2015 at 02:53 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Recently, Obama has tried to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, and the matter of the trade embargo and the billions of dollars worth of expropriated property have been noticed again. The original amount of the properties was determined to be $1.8 billion, and inflation has brought that up to about $7 billion. A large part of the stolen property is being used by Cuban government corporations, but some has been transferred to cooperatives, individuals, and at least a few pieces were sold to ...
  2. Obama: Stupidity or Hubris?

    by , 12-17-2014 at 08:51 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Recently Obama declared that he had agreed to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. There didn't seem to be any conditions on that, and I found that strange, because by law the U.S. cannot have normal relations with Cuba until the conditions in the Helms-Burton Act of 1996 (http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/[email protected]/chapter69A&edition=prelim) will be fulfilled, and Cuba has consistently refused to even consider paying for the seized property. This is a case where U.S. law is ...

    Updated 12-18-2014 at 03:35 PM by PeterL

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