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Judge awards $1 billion to man in suit against against Fidel Castro, Che Guevara

From the AP Wire:

MIAMI - A Miami judge has awarded more than $1 billion in damages to a Cuban-American who was involved in the 1967 capture and killing of revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Peter Adrian said Friday he was sending a signal to the Cuban government. Such a large damage award may be impossible to collect but attorneys involved in the case insist they'll try.

The award came in a lawsuit filed by Gustavo Villoldo, who blamed Guevara, Fidel Castro and others for his father's 1959 suicide in Cuba. The family fled to the U.S.

Te 76-year-old Villoldo later took part in the CIA's Bay of Pigs invasion and was involved in the capture of Guevara in Bolivia.

Cuba's current government refused to respond to the lawsuit and offered no defense.

6 comments to Judge awards $1 billion to man in suit against against Fidel Castro, Che Guevara

  • Felixthe3rd

    I really don't understand. Isn't it useless to do this? I mean they're not going give up anything. Aside from that, I applaud his efforts. My opinion is if the guy DOES get the money, then we should all sue. One way or another our lives had been affected by the Castro government and at the hands of the would-be despot that is Che.

  • Felixthe3rd

    what an excellent way to destabilize a decaying economy.

  • Exactly Felix, any Cuba exile who has a legitimate complaint against the Castro dictatorship, and who does not, should sue those bastards into the ground. Every win, even if damages are never collected is living proof of their crimes.

  • Larry Daley

    Now as soon as the political situation in Spain changes

    which may be any day now

    it will be time to go after the Castros' "castles in Spain/"

  • marc in calgary

    even if the judge in this case, awarded damages of $10. for example, it would serve as an example of what is the right thing to do, and what is not.
    I await the day in our future, when a judgement is made against the clowns selling "Che-shirts" and related logos on trash, that someday, justice is served, and not delayed 50 years.
    If a million people were awarded damages of $100. each in a class action suit, or if 11 million oppressed souls on an island were awarded the same, and multiple times, in international courts, at some point it adds up, and another crack in the wall appears.

    as of late in Canada, we have been using a term for it, "lawfare" the idea of a person or group using the power of a justice system to harass a perceived injustice repeatedly, the islamic "soft jihad" has become common here... . wikipedia.org has a short outline of what it's about in other areas...