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'Terrorist' Luis Posada Carriles Dies at 90

Luis Posada Carriles, a former CIA agent dies at 90 years Luis Posada Carriles, a former CIA agent dies at 90 years
Luis Clemente Faustino Posada Carriles, who is widely regarded as a terrorist  in Latin America, died Wednesday at 90 years of age in South Florida, United States.

Posada Carriles left his country of origin, Cuba, with the sole intention of ending the Revolution of the island, and for that, he undertook U.S.-sponsored acts of terrorism of which innocent people were victims, including those on board of a plane he bombed in 1976.

On Oct. 6, 1976, Cubana Flight 455 on its way from Barbados to Jamaica was bombed shortly after takeoff, killing 73 people, including the Cuban national fencing team.

In 2011, declassified CIA documents showed that two of the key figures in this terrorist attack were Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch, right-wing Cubans who fled the island after the Cuban Revolution of 1959.

The U.S. government refused to extradite Posada Carriles to Cuba or Venezuela to face judicial proceedings for his crimes while he had been living in Miami while Bosch died on April 27, 2011.
  • Countries: Cuba

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