The Cuban Castro regime is responsible for the torture and murder of innocent Americans and the wholesale appropriation of U.S. citizens’ property in the largest uncompensated taking of private property by a foreign state in U.S. history. The Castro Victims Alliance exists to ensure that those Americans who have suffered at the hand of this Cuban regime receive full and fair compensation for their injuries and losses.
The Castro Victims Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping American victims of the Castro regime in Cuba receive just compensation for their injuries.
- More than 5,900 Americans had their property expropriated by the Castro regime in Cuba, and their claims for compensation have been certified by the U.S. government. These Castro victims are owed just compensation according to both international and U.S. law.
- Scores of Americans have family members who have been tortured and murdered by agents of the Cuban government. Those family members have obtained lawful judgments against Cuba and the Castros in U.S. courts in order to secure compensation for those heinous acts.
The Castro Victims Alliance urges Congress and the State Department to demand compensation from Cuba for these victims, and opposes any relaxation of the embargo against Cuba until these claims and judgments are satisfied.
The Story of Rafael Del Pino
In 1977, Rafael Del Pino, an American citizen and Army veteran, was executed by hanging by the Cuban Government. He was murdered for his belief and faith in a democratic Cuba and his opposition to Fidel Castro’s dictatorship.
Born in Cuba, Rafael was a strong supporter of democracy. As a young man, he befriended Fidel Castro, but the two men parted ways as it became clear that Castro, far from a democratic idealist, was an iron-fisted communist that intended to impose Soviet-style rule on Cuba. Rafael learned Fidel Castro had no desire to reform Cuba into a free democracy. Rather, Castro wanted to rule Cuba.
After the two men fell out, Rafael fled to the United States, where he proudly served in the Army and became an American citizen in 1950. After serving in the U.S. Army, Rafael started his family with his wife Delysis. They had two children – a daughter, Milagros, and a son, Rafael Jr. – both born in the United States.