Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Miami judge awards Cuban exile $2.8 billion

Posted on Wednesday, 08.24.11

Miami judge awards Cuban exile $2.8 billion
The Associated Press

MIAMI -- A Miami judge has awarded a Cuban exile $2.8 billion in damages
for the forced suicide of his father after Fidel Castro took power
during a revolution in 1959.

Two years ago a different judge awarded Gustavo Villoldo more than $1
billion in damages. The latest award comes under a different legal
theory that also counts alleged efforts by Cuba to threaten and
terrorize Villoldo in the decades since Castro seized power.

Attorney Andrew Hall says he will attempt to collect by tapping frozen
Cuban assets in the U.S. and Cuban-linked businesses around the world.
The Cuban government never responded to either lawsuit and has refused
comment on the case.

Villoldo later took part in the U.S.-based Bay of Pigs invasion and the
capture of Castro associate Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

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