In June, 1996, mere months after the U.S. Congress passed the Helms-Burton Act to tighten the screws on Cuba’s economy, Canada became the first country to publicly say “no” to Washington’s plan.
Back then, Ottawa announced it would introduce new legislation to blunt the bully-boy impact of Title III – an extra-territorial section of that law that prohibits non-U.S. companies from “trafficking” in what the United States claims is American property confiscated after the 1959 Cuban revolution – and threatened to take the United States to international arbitration.
Ottawa, April 12, 2019.–The 23rd edition of the Ottawa Latin American Film Festival, organized by the Canadian Film Institute, was officially opened this Friday in the Alma Duncan room of the Art Gallery of the Canadian capital and will run until next May 1st.
In this edition, Cuba will present on Thursday, April 18, the film Nido de Mantis (Mantis´ Nest) with the presence of outstanding Cuban actor Luis Alberto García, one of the central characters of the film.
OTTAWA.- Business leaders are warning that the Trump administration's threat to tighten the U.S. embargo on Cuba could sideswipe Canadian companies that are doing business on the Caribbean island.
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says it is worried that the United States could enact a never-before-used section of the 1996 Helms Burton Act that would allow Americans to sue foreign companies linked to Cuban properties that were confiscated after its 1959 revolution.