495. 11/15/1999

“…A similar lawsuit [in the Cuban courts] in November 1999 found the US government liable for deaths and damage from ‘aggressive policies towards Cuba,’ in the amount of $181 billion. Observers content that both lawsuits came about in response to a ruling by a US federal judge in Miami ordering Cuba to pay $187 million to families of pilots shot down by Cuban fighter planes in 1996.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

Jerry A. Sierra, “Economic Embargo Timeline,” HistoryofCuba.com


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