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Cuba and Terrorism

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Cuba on the U.S. Terrorist List

U.S. State Department releases annual terror list 2009 : Despite a scarcity of evidence linking Cuba to international terrorism, the United States government formally designated Cuba, along with Iran, Syria and Sudan, as sponsors of terrorism.

Official Response 2009: Wayne Smith

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Click here for archived reports, responses, and additional information on the subject.

Luis Posada Carriles

Cuban Exile Terrorism
Cuba believes itself to be a victim of 40 years of exile terrorism, and decries US tolerance of Cuban exile terrorists responsible for the 1976 Cubana airliner bombing - killing all 73 people aboard -and dozens of other terrorist activities organized in South Florida for many years. Click here for more information.

Learn more about Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban exile terrorist wanted for an airliner bombing in 1976: Find a timeline of events, a list of news articles, and CIP's press release about Posada.

Cuba and the War on Terror

Cuban Response to 9/11 and the War on Terror
Within hours of the September 11 attacks, the Cuban government issued a statement in which it condemned the attacks and rued the "distressing and unjustifiable loss of human lives." The Cuban government also immediately offered its airspace to US aircraft that were still en route to the US when the FAA closed the American airspace, as well as humanitarian aid to the victims. Despite the public rejections of terrorism by Castro and Cuba's responsible conduct, the State Department continues to include Cuba on its List of State Sponsors of Terror. [Read More]

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The Center for International Policy follows closely U.S., Cuban and Cuban exile allegations of terrorist actitivies or support. Check this website periodically for the latest information.

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