Rafael Cruz, reportedly, came to the US in 1957 and enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin. He would have been 18 years old, having been born in 1939. But, two years later in 1959, he got married to Julia Garza, whom he met in Austin. And they had two daughters, Miriam and Roxanna.
Miriam was born November 21, 1961. Roxanna was born November 18, 1962.
We hear a lot about Miriam because she died of a drug overdose, and Ted talks about her quite a bit on the campaign trail. We hear little about Roxanna, age 52, who lives in Texas and is a doctor. Reportedly, she has not spoken to the media about her brother's campaign, and apparently, she is not involved in it.
But, my question is this: if 20 year old Rafael got married and started having kids, how did he support his family while he was student at UT? What I'm wondering is: was he receiving income from the CIA or groups allied with it?
Now, regarding whether this man in New Orleans with Lee Harvey Oswald is Rafael Cruz,
we know for absolute certain that Rafael Cruz did wind up in New Orleans. It's where he met Ted's mother, his second wife.
Following his divorce from his first wife Julia Garza, Rafael Cruz moved to New Orleans, Louisiana for a new job in the Energy Industry. It was while working in New Orleans that Senator Cruz’s parents would meet. His mother, Eleanor Elizabeth Darragh Wilson, was originally from Delaware.
So, when did Rafael move to New Orleans. According to the Huffington Post, he moved at the time his first marriage ended. So, when was that? This is from the National Review:
In the early 1960s, Rafael Cruz was also beginning to start a family. He married and had two daughters, and he started to work in the energy industry. But the marriage ended after only a few years, and Cruz found himself at a difficult crossroads in his late twenties. (One of his daughters is now a physician in Texas; the other is deceased.) Cruz decided to move to New Orleans to take a new job, which is where he met his second wife, Eleanor Darragh, a computer programmer from Delaware, who was also working for an oil company. They married, moved to Calgary, Alberta, and in late 1970 had their first and only child, Rafael Edward Cruz.
Rafael Cruz got married in 1959. So if the marriage ended after "a few" years, it means it was probably over by 1963. Doesn't "a few" usually refer to 3 or 4?
It would be a whole lot of coincidence if Rafael Cruz just happened to wind up in New Orleans at the same time as Lee Harvey Oswald and just happened to look this much like a man who was passing out fliers with him.