Helms-Burton Act: The “Owners” of La Sierpe

La-Sierpe, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
The town of La Sierpe was built on a nationalized livestock farm. (Photo: Vicente Brito).

The nationalization process returned to the residents of the municipality of La Sierpe, in Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba, huge tracts of land that today could be claimed by their former US owners and Cuban landowners, or their descendants, under the Helms-Burton Act