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Underreported: The Acquittal of Luis Posada Carriles

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Eighty-three-year-old Luis Posada Carriles is a former CIA operative. He has been connected to the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the funneling of U.S. money to the Contras in Nicaragua in the 1980s, a series of attacks on Havana hotels in 1997, and the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that killed 73 people. Posada was acquitted this month of charges that he lied to U.S. immigration officials when he entered the country in 2005. Jefferson Morley, a former editor at The Washington Post and the author of Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA, looks at Posada's background and his recent acquittal.

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Comments [2]

Toujour from Los Angeles

Bernardo, There is a lot separation of three powers in the US.

Carriles favorable treatment falls under the courtesy that the Executive and the Justice departments extend to each other. Typically when the Executive claims "national security" the Justice will honor the request. This is not to justify the US government, but that is how it works.

Apr. 29 2011 12:16 PM
Bernardo Rincón from Bogotá.

Wasn't there separation between three powers in the US? I find this interview really clarifying to that matter.

Maybe there is not independent justice in America, something we, foreigners always belived in.

Apr. 14 2011 05:37 PM

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