Cuban CIA agent who committed acts of terror dies in Florida having never faced justice

Luis Posada Carriles, who for decades orchestrated US-backed acts of terrorism against Cuba, died at his home in South Florida on 23 May. He had never faced justice for his acts of terrorism, which according to declassified CIA documents included the 1976 bombing of a Cuban passenger aircraft that killed 73 people.

Who was Posada?

Born in 1928, Posada was a contemporary of Fidel Castro at the University of Havana and an early critic of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. He fled the country in 1961 and was one of the architects of the US-orchestrated Bay of Pigs invasion that attempted (and failed) to overthrow the Castro-led government that followed the revolution.

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