New trial date set for Posada Carriles

EL PASO, Texas — A new trial date for Luis Posada Carriles, the self-confessed anti-Cuba terrorist, was set today, June 2, by U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone in El Paso, Texas.

Charged with perjury and fraud, Posada Carriles will stand trial on Jan. 11, 2011. Prosecutors say he lied to U.S. immigration authorities about his involvement in the terrorist bombings in Cuba in 1997, which killed an Italian tourist.

Carriles is wanted by Venezuela for trial on a 1976 airplane bombing, which killed all 73 passengers on board, including the entire Cuban fencing team. Carriles was part of the CIA and aided the United States in the run up to the failed Bay of Pigs invasion.

The El Paso Times reports Judge Cardone saying the trial date is firm and she doesn’t want any more delays. Cardone postponed the March 1 trial date earlier this year.

See links below for a sampling of previous coverage on Luis Posada Carriles and anti-Cuban terrorism, or for a fuller listing search keywords: Posada Carriles.

Terrorist with connections: the strange case of Luis Posada Carriles

Washington finally brings criminal charges against Posada

Cuban mother seeks common cause with Americans in fighting terrorism

Resetting U.S.-Cuba relations and the Cuban 5

The new anti-Cuba campaign 

Heroes in the war against terrorism

Photo: Luis Posada Carriles



Teresa Albano
Teresa Albano

Teresa Albano is a staff writer for People's World and an award-winning journalist. Born and raised in Chicago, Albano is a member of the Chicago News Guild-Communications Workers of America and has been covering political, labor and social justice issues for more than 25 years. Albano was the first woman editor-in-chief of People's World, 2003-2010, leading the transition from weekly print to daily online publishing and establishing PW's social media presence.

Albano lived in New York City for 13 years and has traveled throughout the United States and abroad, including to India, Cuba, Angola, Italy and to Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. She received awards from International Labor Communications Association, National Federation of Press Women and Illinois Woman Press Association, including its prestigious Silver Feather Award. Albano attends Northeastern Illinois University and recently received NEIU's Future Alumni Leader award. She will graduate in December 2016. 

Combining her passion for swimming and for social justice, she founded the blog, Swimming Social, during the 2016 Rio Games.