Miami Judge Awards Cuban Exile $2.8 Billion

Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 04:22 PM

 

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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 (vee-YOHL-doh) more than $1 billion in damages. The latest award comes under a different legal theory included 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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