By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An 83-year-old who spent 19 years as a political prisoner in Castro’s Cuba is fighting keep her home here in South Florida.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has intervened to delay the eviction of Ana Rodriguez, which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

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The Bank of New York Mellon foreclosed on her home in 2018.

A buyer from California purchased the three-bedroom home along SW 8 Street and Le Jeune Road a year ago and is seeking to evict Rodriguez. That’s something her lawyer Bruce Jacobs says didn’t go through the right channels.

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“They are violating my client’s constitutional rights by depriving her of her property without due process,” he said.

Rodriguez’s lawyer says the foreclosure was fraudulent.

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He argues the eviction should not go forward and that the foreclosure is based on forged documents.

CBSMiami.com Team