The uncompensated taking of the property of United States
citizens must be resolved before normal, productive trade
and tourist relations between the two nations can be restarted.
The taking of property of U.S. citizens and corporations
is a basic violation of international law. Cuba has one of
the most energetic and highly trained work forces in the Western
Hemisphere. It would be a tragedy if the educational and creative
skills of the Cuban people were not fully realized because
their government refused to settle its rightful obligations.
The United States trade embargo would not be in place against
Cuba if this nation provided fair and reasonable compensation
to the original owners of the Cuban properties. The Cuban
government has settled its property disputes with all other