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Cuban Property Owners Sue Expedia For Profiting From Seized Hotels

By Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg

Noah Friedman-Rudovsky  / Bloomberg

A street in Havana. A provision of the Helms-Burton Act of 1996 that Trump put into effect on May 2 has enabled Cuban exiles to pursue lawsuits pertaining to confiscated property. Noah Friedman-Rudovsky / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Exiled Cuban property owners allege that Expedia’s Trivago profited from holdings that were seized during Fidel Castro’s rule. It’s just the latest twist to come as a result of President Donald Trump’s historic upending of U.S.-Cuba foreign policy. The Trump Administration’s support of such lawsuits could be a serious blow to American companies operating in Cuba.

— Rosie Spinks

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