The decision, he wrote in Twitter, is part of the Cuban response to the activation of Article III of the Helms-Burton Act, with which the US Government pretends to choke the island economically.
#Cuba reiterates her firm position to implement the guarantees required to protect foreign investment in light of the activation of the Title III of the Helms-Burton Act. Such a criminal piece of legislation, due to its extraterritorial nature, has no jurisdiction in Cuba. pic.twitter.com/kJUm3jsZah— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) May 18, 2019
Such article allows US federal courts to accept claims by individuals and companies over properties that were nationalized in Cuba in the wake of the triumph of the revolution in 1959, nationalizations done according to the island's Constitution and the international laws.
In his tweet, Diaz-Canel underlines the Helms-Burton Act 'is malformed legislation for its extraterritorial nature,' therefore it has no jurisdiction in Cuba.
The Cuban Foreign Ministry in another tweet called such legislation 'a law of the jungle', about which Havana and Washington will not be able to talk.
On Friday, a group of foreign business people confirmed their willingness to continue doing business in Cuba and hit out at Washington's pressures on the island and foreign companies in it.
Executives from over 136 enterprises with business in Cuba participated in that meeting at the National Hotel, headed by Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca.
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