“November [19]99 During this period, the Treasure Department denied the licenses requested by US researchers to attend a Biotechnology event to be held in Havana between November 28 and December 3. It was alleged that Cuba’s Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology was not ‘an international institution regularly hosting event’ as stipulated by the blockade regulations, and those regulations also prevented from attending events aimed at promoting the development of biotech products.”  [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

“William J. Clinton (D). Timeline,” Cuba versus Blockade: Cuban People’s website, 2007