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Militant Cuban Exile Luis Posada Carriles Dies in South Florida at 90

Posada Carriles was among a core group of Cuban exiles trained by the CIA in the early 1960s in a failed effort to overthrow Fidel Castro's fledgling communist government

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    Cuban Exile Luis Posada Carriles Dies at 90

    The former CIA member was recruited for several missions to overthrow former Communist leader Fidel Castro.

    (Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Luis Posada Carriles died at a South Florida care home for elderly veterans.

    • Posada Carriles was among a core group of Cuban exiles trained by the CIA in the early 1960s in a failed effort to overthrow Fidel Castro.

    • He was later suspected of organizing the 1976 bombing of a Cuban jetliner that killed 73, as well as a string of Havana hotel bombings.

    A lawyer for Luis Posada Carriles says the militant Cuban exile has died at a South Florida care home for elderly veterans.

    Lawyer Arturo Hernandez says the 90-year-old Posada Carriles died Wednesday.

    Posada Carriles was among a core group of Cuban exiles trained by the CIA in the early 1960s in a failed effort to overthrow Fidel Castro's fledgling communist government.

    He was later suspected of organizing the 1976 bombing of a Cuban jetliner that killed 73, as well as a string of Havana hotel bombings in 1997.

    He was acquitted in 2011 by a federal jury in El Paso, Texas, of lying to U.S. officials about his role in the Havana bombings to win political asylum.

    The lawyer says Posada was diagnosed with throat cancer about five years ago.

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