Dreamstime: Cuba, Havana, street dances of salsa in one of the central squares in Havana, where both the locals and the tourists can take the dancefloor and dance till they drop, a fun event.

The Helms-Burton Act, the law under which DSV Panalpina and its co-defendants may find themselves liable for billions of dollars, has been controversial since it was signed by President Clinton in 1996.


It effectively places sanctions on Cuba, telling any foreign company that trades with the island that they need to make a choice: trade with Cuba or trade with the US – you can’t do both.

There is, of course, a certain irony in the law, about a country’s right to ...

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