MIAMI: Reports from Cuba indicate that the Helms-Burton Bill has already, affect investment in Cuba. In an exclusive interview with Miami bureau chief Cathy Booth, Cuban Vice President Carlos Laje says "Even before the passage of the bill by the Senate, the negotiations over Helms-Burton stopped growth and foreign investments in Cuba in 1995. This year it will slow it but it won't stop it." After the Cuban refugee raft crisis in August 1994, it took a year before tourism to Cuba rebounded. As Cuba's economic czar, Laje is worried that a repeat will have dire financial consequences to Cuba. Until this latest flap, U.S.-Cuban relations had been in a warming trend. More than 250 U.S. delegations of businessmen, congressmen and other organizations visited Cuba last year.