Legislation: The Helms-Dole-Burton Cuban Liberty and Solidarity Act
March 12,1996
Political

POLITICAL EVENT

The Helms-Dole-Burton Cuban Liberty and Solidarity Act strengthened the embargo against Cuba and provided incentives for democratic change in the communist controlled country. Opposition to the bill was overcome following the murder of four Americans shot down by Cuba over international airspace. They were working for Brother to the Rescue, a humanitarian organization that aids Cuban refugees. The law was signed by President Clinton on March 12, 1996.