What is U.S. government
policy on property claims?
U.S. government policy has focused on the use of economic
sanctions, particularly the trade embargo, to maintain pressure
on the Cuban government for democratic change.
As stated by a high-level State Department official in testimony
to Congress, "One of the reasons for the imposition of
the embargo was the Cuban government's failure to compensate
thousands of U.S. companies and individuals whose properties,
large and small, were confiscated after the revolution."
to Understanding U.S. Claims