The State Department has announced that effective May 2, under Title III of the LIBERTAD ACT, Americans will be able to sue individuals that have been “trafficking property” that the Cuban regime has confiscated or stolen over the past 5 decades.
“After more than 22 years of delays, Americans will finally have a chance at justice,” said Secretary Mike Pompeo
Trump’s targeting of the Cuba government is in direct response to that nation’s support of the “criminal” Maduro government in Venezuela.
Florida’s Sen. Rick Scott (R), who has be advocating for tougher US actions against Venezuela, applauded the Trump administration’s decision to implement the measure of the Libertad Act.
“Today is an historic day 20 years in the making. I applaud the Administration’s decision to fully implement Title III of the Libertad Act so Americans can finally sue for property stolen by the Cuban regime,” said Scott. “We must continue to do everything we can to cut off the money supply to the Castro Regime, which continues to prop up dangerous dictators like Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela and Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua. I thank the President for his commitment to the fight for freedom and democracy and we won’t give up until Cuba – and all of Latin America – are free.”
Effective May 2, under Title III of the LIBERTAD Act, U.S. citizens will be able to bring lawsuits against persons trafficking in property that was confiscated by the Cuban regime. After more than 22 years of delays, Americans will finally have a chance at justice.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 17, 2019