WASHINGTON, USA. – U.S. airline American Airlines, and Chilean-Brazilian Latam Airlines, were sued in the United States under Title III of the controversial Helms-Burton Act against Cuba, which seeks to deprive the island of foreign investment.
The claim against the companies is from the son of Jose Lopez Vilaboy, former owner of Rancho Boyeros Airport, currently Jose Marti International Airport, which was nationalized to the triumph of the Revolution.
Vilaboy, former owner of the aforementioned airport, the Cuban Aviation Company, the Colina Hotel and other real estate, was one of the closest figureheads to dictator Fulgencio Batista.
The Ministry of Recovery of Embezzled Goods, then responsible for processing the nationalizations and interventions of ill-gotten properties, opened 27 files to Vilaboy and his wife for illicit enrichment.