Havana Cuba Business Travel Culture and Politics

Havana Cuba News

Cuba Politics News

Posted September 07, 2004 by Dana Garrett in Cuban History

Email this article | Print this article | Search Havana Journal        


Honduran authorities said Friday they continue to believe Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles is no longer in the country, but that, if he’s captured, they would consider Cuba’s extradition request.

There, the explosives expert would face a firing squad.

‘‘We still believe that he left the country, but we can’t determine how he did that,’’ Armando Calidonio, Honduras’ vice minister of security told The Herald. ``The investigation continues.’‘
Leonidas Rosa Bautista, Honduras’ minister of foreign relations, told reporters on Thursday that an extradition request had been submitted by Cuba and that, if Posada is apprehended, he would be ``immediately deported.’‘

Cuba, meanwhile, has said that Posada would be condemned to death.


Posada—who is wanted by Cuba on numerous terrorism and assassination charges—was among four exiles pardoned last month by Panama’s former President Mireya Moscoso. They had been imprisoned four years ago on convictions tied to an assassination plot against Cuban President Fidel Castro.

Three of the exiles, Gaspar Jimenez, Pedro Remon and Guillermo Novo—all of whom are U.S. citizens—returned to their homes in Miami. Posada, 76, who is not a U.S. citizen, is believed to have fled to Honduras where he went into hiding. Authorities in that country said they have information indicating Posada fled to the Bahamas or another Caribbean country but could not be absolutely certain.

Branded by Castro as ‘‘the worst terrorist in the hemisphere,’’ Posada is wanted in connection with the 1976 midair bombing of a Cuban jetliner in which 73 people were killed. The former CIA operative also is accused of orchestrating a dozen terror bombings of Havana tourist spots in 1997, and numerous plots to assassinate Castro.


Posada and the three Miami exiles have denied any role in the alleged assassination plot in Panama during a heads-of-state summit in 2000, where Castro made the accusations.
A Panamanian court dropped initial charges of conspiracy to murder and possession of explosives, but convicted them in April of endangering public safety and sentenced them to up to eight years.

In the terror bombings in Havana, Posada first admitted, then denied, responsibility.

Responding to reports by Cuba that Posada could have gone to Costa Rica, authorities there announced they would not provide refuge to Posada.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on September 09, 2004 by curt9954

    May the bastard suffer a slow, painful death & then rot in hell!

  2. Follow up post #2 added on September 09, 2004 by curt9954

    May the bastard suffer a slow, painful death & then rot in hell!

Would you like to add more information?

Only members can add more information. Please register or log in

  • Advertise at Havana Journal Inc
We recommend this AirBnB Food and Drink Experience... Cuban flavors: Food, Rum and Cigars
Images of Cuba
Hand rolled pressed cigars
Follow Havana Journal
SUBSCRIBE to our Cuba Watch newsletter
LIKE us on Facebook

FOLLOW us on Twitter

CONNECT with us on Linked In

Section Archive
Havana Journal, Inc. BBB Business Review

Member of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy