Where the stealing doesn’t stop.
MIAMI – (KRT) – Four decades after Fidel Castro’s government had apparently seized all foreign-owned properties in Cuba, it now turns out that a U.S. telephone company retained some 400 acres of land in and around Havana until just two years ago.
News of the surprising landholdings came after Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide – owners of the Sheraton hotel chain – filed a complaint last week with the U.S. Justice Department for $63 million worth of land it said the Cuban government seized in 2003 from a Starwood subsidiary.
“The land belongs to us. They can’t take it,” said Ignacio Sanchez, a Washington lawyer who represents Starwood. “The Cuban government basically said to go pound sand.”
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