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Legal News
9 Apr 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] A federal jury on Friday acquitted anti-Castro Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of charges of lying to federal immigration officials. He was indicted [Miami Herald report] before the US District Court for the Western District of Texas [official website] on two counts of perjury … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jan 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The trial [court materials] of anti-Castro Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] began Monday on charges of lying to federal immigration officials that could carry a sentence of up to 60 years in prison. He is charged [Miami Herald report] before the District Court for … [read more]


Legal News
16 Apr 2009
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] Venezuela will renew calls for the US to extradite anti-Castro Cuban exile and Venezuelan national Luis Posada Carriles [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] following a new indictment [court materials; WSJ report] ordering Posada to stand trial in Texas, Venezuelan lawyer Jose Pertierra said [AP report] Wednesday. Posada, who is … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jan 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

[JURIST] Venezuela will renew its request that the US extradite anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], an official announced on Friday. Venezuela is hopeful that the new Obama administration will be more receptive to the request [El Universal report, in Spanish]. Venezuela and Cuba contend that … [read more]


Legal News
15 Aug 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] The US Appeals Court for the Fifth Circuit ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles [JURIST news archive; case materials] will stand trial in the US for alleged immigration violations, effectively blocking extradition efforts by Cuba and Venezuela. Both countries say that the US is bound … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jul 2008
by Deirdre Jurand

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Panama [Panama judiciary official website, in Spanish] has declared unconstitutional 183 pardons issued in 2004 by then-outgoing president Mireya Moscoso [profile, in Spanish]. Among the pardoned had been four Cubans - including Luis Posada Carriles [JURIST news archive] - charged with a 2000 assassination attempt … [read more]


Legal News
20 Mar 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Representatives of Cuba and Venezuela Wednesday criticized the US during a UN Security Council meeting [press release] for failing to turn over anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles [JURIST news archive; case materials], saying that the US is bound by international treaties, including the International Convention for the Suppression of … [read more]


Legal News
7 Nov 2007
by Natalie Hrubos

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice filed an appeal in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Tuesday against the dismissal [PDF text; JURIST report] of immigration fraud charges against anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles [JURIST news archive; case materials]. US District Judge Kathleen Cardone ruled in May … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jun 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an appeal Tuesday against the dismissal [PDF text; JURIST report] of immigration fraud charges against anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles [JURIST news archive; case materials]. US District Judge Kathleen Cardone ruled in May that the indictment against Carriles should be dismissed because … [read more]


Legal News
11 May 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Cuba Friday accused the US of violating international anti-terrorism treaties by freeing anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles [JURIST news archive; case materials] on bail and afterwards dismissing an indictment [JURIST report] against him. In a statement [text] published in state newspaper Granma, the Cuban government said Posada Carriles' release … [read more]


Legal News
9 May 2007
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] A federal judge dismissed the indictment [order, PDF] against anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles [JURIST news archive; case materials] on Tuesday, holding that the government purposefully manipulated Carriles' statement in order to charge him with lying to immigration authorities. The government alleged that Carriles confessed to illegally crossing the … [read more]


Legal News
8 May 2007
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] The two Cuban soldiers who last week killed an army officer while attempting to hijack a plane [Reuters report] to flee the island were encouraged to do so by last month's US release of anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles [JURIST news archive], according to a statement Cuban President Fidel … [read more]


Legal News
21 Apr 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] A lawyer representing the Venezuelan government said Friday that Venezuela plans to press the United States on its refusal to prosecute or extradite Cuban anti-Castro militant and Venezuelan national Luis Posada Carriles [Wikipedia profile; JURIST news archive] on charges that Carriles orchestrated the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner … [read more]


Legal News
19 Apr 2007
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] Cuban anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles [Wikipedia profile; JURIST news archive] posted bond and was released from a New Mexico jail on Thursday after ongoing debate about his release. Carriles, 79, a former CIA operative trained by the US for the failed anti-Castro Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, … [read more]


Legal News
13 Apr 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked the release of Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles [Wikipedia profile; additional materials] on bail Thursday, after federal prosecutors filed an emergency motion appealing US District Judge Kathleen Cardone's ruling that Carriles should be release on bail [JURIST report] due … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Cuban President Fidel Castro [official profile] issued a statement [text] Tuesday condemning a US district court ruling freeing an anti-Castro militant on bail [JURIST report] prior to his May 11 trial on charges that he lied in his attempt to become a US citizen. Luis Posada Carriles [Wikipedia profile; … [read more]


Legal News
10 Apr 2007
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] A lawyer for the Venezuelan government said Monday that the US is preventing Luis Posada Carriles [Wikipedia profile; additional materials] from being brought to trial for allegations that he plotted the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner [Wikipedia backgrounder; additional materials]. Carriles is currently in the US awaiting an … [read more]


Legal News
7 Apr 2007
by Natalie Hrubos

[JURIST] A US judge ruled Friday that an anti-Castro militant allegedly behind the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner [Wikipedia backgrounder; additional materials] should be released on bail, which was set at $350,000. Luis Posada Carriles [Wikipedia profile; additional materials; JURIST news archive], 78, a former CIA operative trained by … [read more]


Legal News
22 Feb 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] A federal judge declared Wednesday that an anti-Castro militant who allegedly was behind the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner [Wikipedia backgrounder; additional materials] will stay in jail pending trial on charges of lying on a naturalization application. Luis Posada Carriles [Wikipedia profile; additional materials], 78, a former CIA … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jan 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] A Cuban exile militant wanted in Venezuela for the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner [Wikipedia backgrounder; additional materials] that killed 73 people was indicted [PDF] Thursday by a US federal grand jury in Texas on one count of naturalization fraud and six counts of making false statements. Luis … [read more]

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