New US policy on seized property in Cuba threatens EU ties

Courtesy of Deutsche Welle

The Trump administration will ramp up pressure against Cuba by allowing US nationals to file lawsuits against foreign companies doing business on the island.

The major policy shift sets the stage for fresh economic disputes between the US and Europe. It also marks a new escalation in Washington’s policy to hammer Havana over its support for Venezuela’s socialist acting President Nicolas Maduro.

National Security Adviser John Bolton will announce the policy change during a speech Wednesday in Miami, which is home to exiles and immigrants from Cuba, a senior administration official said Tuesday. The speech will also be used to announce new sanctions on Venezuela and Nicaragua, two leftist allies of Communist Cuba.

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