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Posted: 11 June 2009 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
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The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, a department within the US Department of Justice is responsible for maintaining a database of claims by US citizens against the government of Cuba.

The Commission has administered two programs for adjudication of claims against the Government of Cuba.

In the First Cuban Claims Program, completed on July 6, 1972, the Commission certified 5,911 claims to the U.S. Department of State as valid claims. In August 2006 the Commission completed the administration of a second Cuban claims program, evaluating previously unadjudicated claims of U.S. citizens or corporations against the Government of Cuba for losses of real and personal property taken after May 1, 1967. This program was conducted under the authority of Title V of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949, as amended (22 U.S.C. 1643 et seq.).

A second program was conducted to evaluate categories of claims referred to it by the Secretary of State and began began on August 10, 2005 with a filing deadline of February 13, 2006.

In this program, the Commission received a total of five claims, and certified two of those claims as valid:

1. the Claim of STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC., Claim No. CU-2-001, Decision No. CU-2-001, in the total principal amount of $51,128,926.95 (plus 6 percent simple annual interest)

2. the Claim of IRAIDA R. MENDEZ, Claim No. CU-2-002, Decision No. CU-2-004, in the principal amount of $16,000.00 (plus 6 percent simple annual interest).

These two claims have been added to the claims already certified in the first program. Although there are no funds currently available to make payment on any American claims, the purpose of the Commission’s certifications will be to serve as a basis for future negotiation of a claims settlement with the Government of Cuba.

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Posted: 11 June 2009 01:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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any idea if the majority of the claims are from “small” landowners/business people who chose to or were forced to flee Cuba or large Cuban or American landowners and corportations?

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Posted: 11 June 2009 01:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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ALL claims are from American citizens.

If a Cuban citizen left his or her property and came to the US and then became a US citizen, they would not have the right to make a claim in the US since they were not a US citizen at the time of the seizure.

So, these are US citizen and US based business claims.

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Posted: 12 June 2009 01:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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so in many cases could be those elements that made for Castro’s success in the first place - those exploiting Cuba. Too bad they can’t seperate them from the “real” victims.

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Posted: 06 December 2011 08:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Maybe they should give Cuba back to the real owners, the Tainos!

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