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Trump Nears Key Cuba Sanctions Decision Over Support for Maduro

  • Canadian miner Sherritt, several EU firms could face pressure
  • Move risks upending international coalition backing Guaido

Donald Trump’s administration regularly denounces Nicolas Maduro as an autocratic Cuban puppet and may hit the Caribbean island with new sanctions over its support for the Venezuelan leader.

The U.S. president is expected to decide soon whether to activate a controversial section of American law toward Cuba for the first time ever, with other measures meant to tighten the screws on Havana likely to follow. The first move, known as Title III, would allow Cuban Americans to sue companies “trafficking” in property confiscated during the 1959 revolution in U.S. courts.