An excerpt from What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five, to be published in August 2013 by Fernwood Publishing. Editor’s Note: One of the things we tend to forget about clandestine intelligence agents is that their world really is clandestine. They can’t even tell their families or closest friends what […]

David M. Hardy Section Chief Record Information Dissemination Section Records Management Division FBI Washington, DC Dear David M. Hardy, Imagine my excitement when I received your recent letter in which you informed me that those FBI files you had previously said didn’t exist actually did. Four hundred and nine pages, to be exact, of which […]

The interview is now available online.

Luis Posada Carriles A legal argument Thursday over whether prosecutors should be permitted to tell the jury that Luis Posada allegedly talked with an FBI agent while in prison in Panama in 2000 may have inadvertently opened a new, if small window on what we know about a plot to assassinate Fidel Castro. Posada and […]

El Paso Federal Court House If you are inclined to conspiracy theories, you might conclude—based on the evidence of the first few days of testimony in the immigration fraud trial of alleged terrorist Luis Posada Carriles—that the U.S. government is doing its damnedest to lose the case. While the notion that prosecutors don’t want to […]

Laying the groundwork for what sounded very much like a Bill Clinton “I-did-not-have-sex-with-that-woman” defence, Luis Posada’s lawyer insisted today his client “told the truth… told substantially the truth on the major questions” that U.S. prosecutors insist he lied about. During opening arguments at Posada’s trial on charges he lied during his 2005 immigration application, Arturo […]

EL PASO, Texas–Luis Posada Carrile’s long-awaited, much delayed trial stuttered–almost literally–out of the gate Monday. Anti Posada demonstrators outside court house Judge Kathleen Cardone spent a long day bulk-questioning 130 potential jurors about everything from whether they’d read or heard anything about the case–42 had–to whether they, or their friends or family, had any connection […]

Barring some unforeseen delay or last-minute stall, alleged terrorist Luis Posada Carriles will finally get his day in court a week from today in an El Paso, Texas, courtroom. But he won’t be facing terrorism charges… at least not directly. Luis Posada Carriles Posada, 82—a Cuban-exile militant with a rap sheet that stretches back to […]

Cuba’s Granma newspaper says Luis Posada Carriles’ lawyers are trying to use a legal loophole to prevent the court from hearing key evidence in his case. Posada, the alleged mastermind of both the 1976 bombing of Cubana Airlines Flight 455 and also the 1997 Havana hotel bombing campaign, is scheduled to go on trial at […]

In this, the first of a three-part video from Cubavision, Salvadoran Francisco Chavez Abarca talks about—and reenacts—a number of his missions to Cuba to plant bombs at tourist facilities during the mid-1990s: For more on who Chavez Abarca is and the story of his involvement in the 1997 hotel bombing campaign, check out The Gordito […]