[Marxism] Miami Herald profiles of four released terrorists

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 28 07:09:12 MDT 2004

(Take the time to read these profiles by the Miami
Herald, a publication which sympathizes with their
goal of overthrowing the Cuban Revolution. Even in
this profile you can see why outrage has spread all
over against the pardon of these for criminals by a
lame duck president in Panama. Much is left out, but 
it's remarkable what nevertheless remains here...)

Posted on Fri, Aug. 27, 2004



Luis Posada Carriles, 76

Explosives expert, trained by the CIA in the 1960s. Accused
in the 1976 mid-air bombing of a Cuban jetliner that killed
73 people. Tried in Venezuela, he was acquited and escaped
from jail in 1985 while awaiting a re-trial. He has denied
any involvement in the bombing. Both Cuba and Venezuela
asked for his extradition while he was jailed in Panama. He
turned up in El Salvador after his prison escape, working
with a group linked to White House aide Col. Oliver North
that sent supplies to contra rebels fighting the leftist
Sandinista government in Nicaragua. He claimed and then
denied responsibility for a string of terrorist bombings in
Havana in 1997 that killed an Italian tourist and wounded
more than a dozen others. He served in the security forces
of anticommunist governments in Guatemala and Venezuela and
survived a 1990 murder attempt in Guatemala City.

Gaspar Jiménez, 69

A former Miami chauffeur, served six years in a Mexican
prison for the attempted kidnapping of Cuban diplomat
Daniel Ferrer and the death of a man accompanying him --
described as either a bodyguard or a fishing expert -- in
Mérida, Mexico in 1976. He escaped from prison and returned
to the United States. He was also indicted -- though the
charges were later dismissed -- for the 1976 bombing that
blew off the legs of Miami radio personality Emilio Milián.

Pedro Remón, 59

A former Miami truck salesman, he was sentenced to 10 years
in U.S. federal prison in 1986 after pleading guilty to the
1980 attempted murder of a former Cuban diplomat at the
United Nations, Félix García Rodríguez, He was also linked
to an attempted bombing of Cuba's U.N. Mission in 1979.

Guillermo Novo, 61

A former radio advertising salesman in New Jersey who later
moved to Miami, he was convicted of perjury in the 1976
car-bombing murder of former Chilean diplomat Orlando
Letelier and an American aide in Washington, D.C. The
verdict was overturned on appeal, and he was acquitted in a
second trial. He was arrested in a 1964 bazooka attack on
the U.N. headquarters during a speech by Ernesto ''Ché''
Guevara, but the charges were later dropped.

SOURCE: Herald archives

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