Bring to Justice Indicted Cuban Officials Responsible for Death of Americans

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
On 19th Year Anniversary of Brothers to the Rescue Shootdown, Ros-Lehtinen, Diaz-Balart and Curbelo Send Letter to Attorney General Asking That Members of the Cuban Regime Responsible For Murdering Four Americans Be Brought To Justice

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, was joined by fellow Cuban-American Members of Congress, Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), in sending a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking that Ruben Martinez Puente, Lorenzo Alberto Perez y Perez, and Francisco Perez y Perez be brought to justice in the U.S. to face pending criminal indictments for their roles in the shoot-down of four Brothers to the Rescue pilots, which resulted in the murder of three American citizens and one U.S. resident. Joint statement by Ros-Lehtinen, Diaz-Balart, and Curbelo:

Today marks the 19th anniversary of the murder of three U.S. citizens, Carlos Costa, Armando Alejandre, Mario de la Peña, and one U.S. resident, Pablo Morales. The surviving families of those Brothers to the Rescue pilots deserve justice, and the United States government must pursue all avenues to bring to the U.S. any Cuban regime member responsible for the murder of these men. The Obama administration jeopardized our national security and made a grave mistake in sending Gerardo Hernandez and the other convicted Cuban spies back to Cuba. It is quite an insult that on the week commemorating the anniversary of the shoot-down, the State Department will roll out the red carpet to Cuban officials who represent the murderous regime that killed Carlos, Armando, Mario, and Pablo.”

Click here to see the letter.