[Marxism] BREAKING NEWS: Extradition of Posada Carriles appears unlikely
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Thu May 19 14:22:11 MDT 2005
U.S. immigration officials have charged Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles
with illegally entering the United States.
Oficials say Posada Carriles, who is wanted in Venezuela for the 1976
bombing of a Cuban airliner, will be held without bond pending a hearing in
an immigration court on June 13.
Authorities detained the 77-year-old on Tuesday. He has acknowledged
secretly entering the United States in March and is seeking political
Venezuela has demanded that Posada Carriles be extradited to face charges
for the airliner bombing that left 73 people dead. He escaped a Venezuelan
jail in 1985 while facing a retrial for the bombing.
Cuban President Fidel Castro has called Posada Carriles' detention "a
farce," saying it was merely an attempt to protect the former CIA
operative's case from going to court.
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