Rubio and Díaz-Balart Want DOJ to Consider Indicting Former Cuban President Raúl Castro
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)andCongressman Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL) are urging Donald Trump to have DOJ review whether former President of Cuba Raúl Castro should be indicted for the deaths of Americans. In 1996, the Castro regime shot down of two U.S. civilian aircraft flown by Brothers to the Rescue, which caused the death of three American citizens and a U.S. legal resident. The members sent a letter to Trump asking him "within all applicable rules and regulations" to direct the DOJ to look into the Cuban government’s alleged downing of the two U.S. aircraft in 1996 and determine whether to indict Castro. The Cuban Air Force shot down the planes in international airspace on February 24, 1996, as they were returning to Florida. The U.N. Security Council and other international powers condemned the incident, while the Castro regime argued it was justified because the planes were trying to destabilize the Cuban government. “We therefore urge you to direct the Department of Justice to reconsider whether Raúl Castro should be indicted for the murder of innocent Americans. In addition, we urge you to direct the appropriate agencies to assess whether INTERPOL “red notices” should be issued for the arrest and extradition to the United States of all Cuban operatives responsible for their murders," Rubio and Díaz-Balart wrote. More here.