CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 16, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(White House: Claire Shipman) The decision by President Clinton to put off implementing the provision of the Helms-Burton Act, which permits legal action against foreign companies using properties in Cuba that were confiscated by Fidel Castro, examined. [Representatives Dan BURTON, Robert MENENDEZ - criticize Clinton.] [Deputy National Security Adviser Sandy BERGER - offer views on the six-month wait on lawsuits.] [Canadian ambassador to United States Raymond CHRETIEN - backs Clinton's decision.] The positions of the European Union and the Cuban-American community on the issue noted.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Interview held with a Cuban official about the decision to delay the filing of lawsuits. [By telephone, Cuban foreign ministry Carlos FERNANDEZ de COSSIO - outlines the Cuban position on the Helms-Burton law and Clinton's actions.]
(Studio: Fiona Foster) Report introduced.
(Mexico City: Lucia Newman) The reaction in Mexico to Clinton's decision not to fully implement the Helms-Burton Act featured. [Group SBC president Bernardo DOMINGUEZ; Cuban ambassador to Mexico Abelardo BURBELO (thru translator) - offer views on the law.] All of Latin America said feeling threatened by the Helms-Burton law because it recalls times when the US would impose its will on the region.