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US Senator Ted Cruz explains that his father was imprisoned and tortured under Batista (3 min 45 sec) and his aunt imprisoned and tortured under Castro: https://youtu.be/yXszt5Y-6ps

Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar (/bəˈtiːstə/;[1] Spanish: [fulˈxensjo βaˈtista i salˈdiβaɾ]; born Rubén Zaldívar,[2] January 16, 1901 – August 6, 1973) was a Cuban military officer and politician who served as the elected president of Cuba from 1940 to 1944 and as its U.S.-backed military dictator from 1952 to 1959 before being overthrown during the Cuban Revolution.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgencio_Batista

US “Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Protests in Cuba
‘THE AMERICAN PEOPLE STAND SQUARELY WITH THE MEN AND WOMEN OF CUBA AND THEIR NOBLE FIGHT FOR LIBERTY’ July 12, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement in response to widespread protests by the Cuban people calling for freedom from their brutal Communist dictatorship:

“The Cuban people have fought against the tyranny of the Communist regime for decades, and have taken to the streets demanding liberty.

This regime has brutalized and denied freedom to generations of Cubans, forcing many including my family to flee or be murdered, and over the coming days will widen its violence to try to suppress the brave protesters in the streets.

”The American people stand squarely with the men and women of Cuba and their noble fight for liberty, and the Biden administration must unequivocally and forcefully tell the world as much – immediately.

“There’s no doubt the Communist Cuban regime will be consigned to the dustbin of history – where despots and dictators are not absolved for the suffering they inflicted on their citizens.” ### https://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=5929