Foreign Assistance Act of 1961

Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 was passed in response to the Cuban government's confiscation without compensation of the properties of U.S. citizens. Under the law no assistance or benefit can be given, such as a sugar quota, until the President determines that Cuba has taken appropriate steps to return to U.S. citizens property confiscated after January 1, 1959, or to provide equitable compensation.

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