Tag Archives: Luis Posada Carriles

February 28, 2014

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Freedom for One?

After more than 15 years behind bars, a Cuban named Fernando González was released from prison on Thursday and immediately turned over to immigration officials.  A member of the “Cuban Five,” Mr. González returned home today to his family. While we celebrate his freedom, it makes no sense to us… read more »

September 14, 2012

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: And Justice for Some

We open this week with a story about justice, one that will have special resonance for those who remember victims of atrocity and terror in the 1970s and the 1980s, and for others whose accounts have not yet been settled. On September 11, a retired Salvadoran military officer with the… read more »

September 7, 2012

CUBA CENTRAL Newsblast: Not Like Oil and Water – Cuba and the US Can Cooperate on Drilling

During the research and writing phase for our report on Cuba’s plans to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico, Daniel Whittle, Cuba Program Director for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), provided invaluable information and guidance to us. He has guest written the following opening essay on his organization’s… read more »

April 9, 2011

Cuba’s official response to Posada verdict

Statement issued Saturday by the Cuban Foreign Ministry, as translated by Cuban Colada – On the afternoon of 8 April 2011, the farce begun 13 weeks ago in El Paso, Texas, culminated in the acquittal of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles of all the charges imputed in the immigration trial against… read more »

April 9, 2011

Cuba anger at US Posada Carriles verdict

BBC – Cuba and Venezuela have condemned a US court’s decision to acquit a veteran anti-communist militant and former CIA agent, Luis Posada Carriles. A Cuban official called the outcome a “shameful farce”; Venezuela said the US was protecting a known terrorist. Mr. Posada Carriles was cleared of US immigration… read more »

April 8, 2011

Justice made in the USA: Posada Carriles is absolved of all charges

By José Pertierra – Translated by CDA, original article in Spanish for CubaDebate – Following a trial before the El Paso, Texas Federal Court that lasted more than three months, in less than three hours the jury has absolved Luis Posada Carriles of all charges brought against him, not for acts… read more »

April 8, 2011

Cuban ex-CIA agent acquitted in Texas perjury case

Will Weissert, AP, El Paso – An elderly Cuban former CIA operative accused of lying during a U.S. immigration hearing was acquitted on all charges Friday, with jurors taking just three hours to reach a verdict after enduring 13 weeks of often-delayed testimony. Luis Posada Carriles, 83, broke out in a huge grin when the verdict… read more »

March 8, 2011

A Clueless or Cunning Witness? El Paso Diary: Day 24 in the Trial of Posada Carriles

José Pertierra, Counterpunch – When Cuban forensic pathologist, Yleana Vizcaíno Dimé, finished testifying near the end of the day, the prosecution introduced what it called a “witness out of order.” Since his testimony has to do with Posada Carriles’ voyage on the Santrina and not the bombs in Havana, this witness… read more »

February 8, 2011

Cuba cooperating in US case against ex-CIA agent

Will Weissert, Associated Press, El Paso – Three officials from Cuba are expected to testify in the U.S. trial of a former CIA operative and anti-communist militant accused of lying during immigration hearings in Texas – a rare example of cooperation between two governments paralyzed by more than a half… read more »

January 24, 2011

Venezuelans Tortured by Posada Carriles Collect Evidence

Escambray – Venezuelans tortured by Luis Posada Carriles are collecting evidence of his crimes, hoping to bring U.S.-protected terrorist to justice someday, according to news reports. Victims of the former CIA agent and of the Venezuelan political police have gathered 80 recorded testimonies on human rights violations committed by Posada… read more »