July 14, 2017: US suspends Libertad Title III rights for 6 months

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 14, 2017


Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon reported on July 14, 2017, to the appropriate congressional committees, consistent with Section 306(c)(2) of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-114; 22 U.S.C. 6021-6091) and pursuant to the authority delegated to the Secretary by the President on January 31, 2013, and as authorized under Delegation of Authority 284-1, dated February 13, 2009, that he had made the statutorily required determination in order to suspend for six months beyond August 1, 2017, the right to bring an action under Title III of the Act.

Long story short: Title III lets one bring claims for seized property in Cuba. So this suspension continues the policy barring such suits for another 6 months.


State Department Press Release

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