World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


President Clinton’s Press Secretary on Cuba


Office of the Press Secretary (Camp David, Maryland)

For Immediate Release July 18, 2000


On July 14, the President notified the Congress that he has decided to suspend for an additional six months implementation of provisions of Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act that allow legal actions to be brought against firms trafficking in confiscated properties in Cuba. This action is taken in the national interest and because it is the best way to secure the Act's objective of a transition to democracy in Cuba.

During the past six months, the message to the Cuban Government from the international community has been more emphatic than ever. Both publicly and privately, key leaders pressed senior Cuban officials on the need for improved respect for human rights and increased democratic opening. The Administration devoted its full efforts to encourage and work with our allies and partners on effective steps to promote democracy and human rights in Cuba, in order to hasten the day when Cuba will join the community of democratic nations.

# # #

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Hong Kong Protest Movement

The pro-democracy protests enjoy huge support among Hong Kong’s youth, partly because the democratic systems currently at risk have only a limited time span. More>>


Pacific Island Forum: Australia v Everyone Else On Climate Action

Traditionally, communiques capture the consensus reached at the meeting. In this case, the division on display between Australia and the Pacific meant the only commitment is to commission yet another report into what action needs to be taken. More>>


For NZ, It Was May 6: Earth Overshoot Day 2019 Is The Earliest Ever

Humanity is currently using nature 1.75 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. This is akin to using 1.75 Earths... More>>


Asylum: More Manus Refugees Fly To US But Hundreds Still In Limbo

“The US deal was never going to provide enough places for the refugees Australia has held on Manus and Nauru. There are over 1800 refugees needing resettlement,” said Ian Rintoul, spokesperson for the Refugee Action Coalition. More>>