Sunday, May 31, 2009

Man Who Tracked Che For CIA Awarded $1 Billion In Lawsuit

From McClatchy News:

MIAMI — In what may be the largest civil judgment ever against the Cuban government, a Miami-Dade judge on Friday awarded more than $1 billion to a Homestead man who blamed Fidel Castro and Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara for driving his father to suicide in 1959.

''What the defendants did was torture this family and tear it apart,'' said Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Peter Adrien in ruling for Gustavo Villoldo, 73, who ironically became a CIA operative and helped track down Guevara in the jungles of Bolivia in 1967.

In keeping with its practice in a handful of similar lawsuits, the Cuban government did not respond to the suit or attempt to defend itself.

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My Comment: Liabilities and court judgments against the Cuban Government runs into the billions. Until the Cuban Government can come to terms with these legal judgements .... open and free economic trade with the U.S. will never be possible.

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