Texas Senator Ted Cruz is among those speaking out on the death of former Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro.
In a short Facebook post, the Senator said Castro’s death “cannot bring back his thousands of victims, not can it bring comfort to their families.”
The Senator’s father was born in Cuba. Rafael Cruz emigrated to the Untied States in the 1950’s to attend the University of Texas. He would later be given political asylum in the U.S.
Cruz goes on to write “Today we remember them and honor the brave souls who fought the lonely fight against the brutal communist dictatorship he (Castro) imposed on Cuba.”
While most American ties to Cuba and the Castro regime seem to be found in South Florida, Castro himself was no stranger to Texas. Just months after taking power in 1959, Castro paid a visit to the United States, which included a stop in Houston.