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Luis Posada, terrorist or patriot?

Castro’s nemesis, a former CIA operative, goes on trial in Texas

By Stephen Kimber, special to CBC News

To the Cuban government, Luis Posada Carriles is the Osama bin Laden of Latin America, a coldly calculating, unapologetic Cold Warrior who is responsible for the murder of at least 74 innocents.

To many in Florida’s Cuban exile community, however, Posada remains — in the defiant words of one of the banners his supporters carried this week outside a Texas courtroom — “a soldier, a patriot, a fighter for liberty and democracy.”

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