Rafael Cruz

Rafael Cruz the father of Ted Cruz , the first man to announce he was running for president in 2015, has a rich political history himself. Rafael Cruz who is now a popular political speaker . Has a political story as rich as his American dream story.

Rafael Cruz was a pro-Castro student activist  as a teenager in Cuba is was picked up by the secret police of American backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista and was beating and tutored for days. He was released , but only after his life was threaten.

According to Jason Halpern, Rafael Cruz next set of plans was to join Castro’s guerrillas in the mountains , but a fellow revolutionary stomped out those plans. So Rafael Cruz took a new route in life and fled to America after getting accepted into the University of Texas.

Coming to America with the little money he had sewn into his underwear he got a job as a cook and taught himself to speak English by watching movies. Cruz made the American dream come true . From poor immigrant student to the father of the man running for president. Cruz looks back on his past life and finds it hard to believe he was once that person.