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Ex-CIA operative, militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles dies at 90
Associated Press

MIAMI –  Former CIA operative and militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, who was accused of organizing a string of 1997 Havana hotel bombings and a 1976 Cuban airline bombing that killed 73 people, has died. He was 90.

Posada, who had been diagnosed with throat cancer about five years ago, died Wednesday at a care home for elderly veterans in Broward Country, north of Miami, according to Arturo Hernandez, a lawyer for the hardline exile.

"An extraordinary life has ended," Hernandez told The Associated Press. "It's a very sad morning for me, to say farewell to such a great man."

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He certainly was accused of some very serious acts.

Miami Herald:

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Declassified document says Posada Carriles likely planned 1976 bombing of Cuban plane
Nora Gámez Torres and Alfonso Chardy
ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com
June 04, 2015 04:59 PM
Updated June 05, 2015 08:30 AM

A 1976 document declassified Wednesday by the State Department shows concerns about the CIA's links with extremist groups within the Cuban exile community and points to Luis Posada Carriles as the most likely planner of the bombing attack against a Cubana Airlines plane that year.

The memorandum was sent to then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger by two high ranking State Department officials who evaluated the accusations made by Fidel Castro on the alleged U.S. involvement in the downing of a Cubana plane traveling out of Barbados on Oct. 6, 1976, in which 73 people were killed.

“We have now pursued in detail with CIA (1) what we know about responsibility for the sabotage of the Cubana airliner and (2) how any actions by CIA, FBI, or Defense attache´s might relate to the individuals or groups alleged to have responsibility,” states the report.

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Excerpts above, it certainly sounds like he did what he was accused of, though a trial on apparently lesser charges did not find a guilty verdict. See articles.

Apparently, some JFK assassination conspiracy theories involve him.

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However, sounds like a bad person to me.

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