Miami Herald, via Associated Press Luis Posada Carriles, left, held a furtive
news conference Tuesday in Florida, hours before he was taken into custody. Mr.
Posada, a Cuban exile, denied being involved in a 1976 airline bombing that killed
Video Trailer: "Posada Carriles: Terrorism Made in U.S.A.,"
by Angel Palacios
Conferencia entre fiscalia y abogados de Posada Carriles pospuesta nuevamente, Cubadebate (04/25/2010)
Posada Carriles y las Damas de Blanco, "amigos para siempre," Cubadebate (03/26/2010) or translated into English: Luis Posada Carriles and Ladies in White go out on a limb in Miami
Trial for Luis Posada continues to drag, Miami Herald (02/22/2010)
Luis Posada Carriles trial for perjury, fraud is set for March 1, El Paso Times (02/06/2010)
US judge allows terrorist to travel on private jet, ACN Cuba News Agency (1/19/2010)
Feds try to block evidence release in Posada case, Miami Herald (6/12/2009)
Venezuela demands Posada from US, Escambray (6/9/2009)
Lawyer: Venezuela to press US on extradition, Miami Herald (4/15/2009)
Alleged terrorist Luis Posada Carriles may skip El Paso hearing, El Paso Times (4/10/2009)
U.S. indicts Cuban exile Luis Posada, links him to bombings, Miami Herald (4/9/2009)
Posada Carriles will be tried again, Granma Internacional (4/8/2009)
Chavez demands Obama terrorist extradition, Prensa Latina (2/27/09)
Panamanian Court acquits officials involved in terrorists release, Cuban News Agency (2/20/09)
Fabio di Selmo's brother asks U.S. Attorney General to arrest Posada, Gramma Internactional (2/9/09)
Case of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles costs US taxpayers millions, Cuban News Agency (1/29/09)
New delaying maneuver in case against Luis Posada Carriles, Cuban News Agency (1/27/09)
Posada extradition from US dilated, Presna Latina (1/27/09)
Venezuela will push U.S. to hand over man tied to plane bombing, New York Times (1/24/09)
Militant ordered to stand trial, New York Times (8/15/08)
Timeline of Events
in the Posada Carriles Case
is transfered to a prison in New Mexico
solicits extradition of Posada as proof of 'good will.'
asks for extradition of Posada as a part of a new round of negotiations with Bush
resulting from the re-election of Chavez.
president Hugo Chavez referrences Posada in his address to the UN.
the XIVth Ibero-American Summit in Salamanca, Spain, the final demand to extradite
or judge Carriles is declared.
announces that Posada will not be deported to Venezuela due to the possibility
of torture. (The Venezuelan government reacts by point out the "double standard
in [the United States'] so-called War on Terror." (BBC))
- Sept. 2005
Immigration trials held in Texas with the US Dept. of
immigration case has a hearing before a Homeland Security judge in Texas on charges
of entering the country illegally, but judges rule he cannot be deported due to
the 'threat of torture' in Venezuela. U.S. denies Venezuela's extradition request.
for Posada ask the immigration judge to throw out the government's evidence against
Posada, claiming it's based on hearsay and media reports. Attorney Eduardo Soto
also argues that Posada is suffering from a relapse of skin cancer and has a worsening
Texas judge refuses to transfer Posada to Florida.
immigration hearing before a Homeland Security judge in Texas is set for August
submits a formal request to the United States for the extradition of Posada.
his immigration hearing, Posada renews his request for political asylum in the
lawyer Eduardo Soto asks the judge to transfer Posada to Miami, where he can be
closer to his family and lawyers.
is charged with illegal entry into the United States and held without bail. His
immigration hearing is set for June 13th.
leads thousands of Cubans in a 'march against terrorism' to call for the arrest
and extradition of Posada.
skips an interview with Homeland Security regarding his asylum case and instead
meets with Miami Herald journalists.
withdraws his application for political asylum and his lawyer claims he might
leave the US and return to his life in hiding.
is arrested in Miami and taken away in a helicopter. Homeland Security now has
48 hours to charge Posada and to determine his status.
Posada holds a secretive two hour meeting with Miami Herald journalists
releases a press statement regarding Luis Posada Carriles.
issues a statement saying their Supreme Court approved plans to formally ask for
Noriega, the top State Department Official for Western Hemispheric Affairs, expresses
doubt that Posada is even in the US
Posada's Lawyer, Eduardo Soto, announces plans to petition for asylum. Cuba and
Venezuela call for extradition.
announces that Posada will continue to be detained on grounds of presenting a
danger to the community and a flight risk.
Posada enters United States. (He claims he crossed the Mexican
border via a migrant smuggler and took a bus to Miami. However Castro claims Posada's
longtime friend, Santiago Alvarez, picked him up at the Isla de Mujeres, Mexico
with his shrimp boat and smuggled him back to the US)
Posada Carriles in 2003
march in Havana (AP/Jorge Rey)
join in Cuba protest
(Getty Images/ Ismael Francisco Gonzales)