The heaviest sanctions will fall on Cuba. They will severely limit the amount of money people in the U.S. can remit to relatives on the island. Meanwhile, U.S. citizens will be allowed to sue companies that do business in Cuba using property that was repatriated by the Cuban revolution. The sanctions drew immediate condemnation from countries around the world, with U.S. allies in Europe and Canada promising counterlawsuits and a challenge at the World Trade Organization. This is former Cuban diplomat Carlos Alzugaray, responding from Havana.
Carlos Alzugaray: “The United States thinks that those octogenarians who were defeated at the Bay of Pigs will win something, but they probably won’t get anything. What I would say to Cubans is: Who is going to take this away from us? We are here. The properties are here; they’re not on the moon or in the United States.”