Friday, April 06, 2007
Terrorist to be released by U.S.
MIAMI - Luis Posada Carriles, wanted by Cuba and Venezuela for the deadly downing of a Cuban jet, will be released from jail pending a hearing on immigration charges. Posada, known as "Bambi" by his family, is wanted for planning the bombing of a Cubana Airlines flight leaving the island of Barbodos on 6 October 1976. The explosion killed 73 people. Evidence points to his recruiting of Hernan Ricardo Lozano and Freddy Lugo, both Venezuelan. In an interview with The New York Times, Posada stated that he had received $200,000 from Jorge Mas Canosa, of the Cuban American National Foundation, to engage in terrorism against Cuba. He is also wanted in Cuba for a 1997 terrorist attack.