MOSCOW, may 23 — RIA Novosti. Cuban emigre Luis Posada Carriles, accused of plotting the assassination of Fidel Castro and convicted for committing terrorist attacks, died in the United States at the age of 90 years, the newspaper Miami Herald.
Lawyer Carriles reported that one of the most active opponents of the Cuban leader suffered from cancer. Lately he’s been living in South Florida.
Official Havana and a number of Latin American countries say that Carriles was involved in the bombing in 1976, over the coast of Barbados of the aircraft, Cubana de Aviacion, when 73 people were killed, was the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of Latin America. In addition, Havana argues that Carriles was involved in the bombing of Cuban hotels in 1997, and the attempted assassination of Fidel Castro in 2000.
Carriles was convicted in Venezuela for the carrying out the attack, but escaped from prison. He was arrested in March 2005 for illegal crossing of the US border. However, the U.S. Supreme court has not advanced Carriles, a former CIA agent — accused of terrorism, but the US authorities refused to transfer him to Cuba or Venezuela, fearing for his life.
In 2013, Venezuelan authorities, who discovered the alleged plans to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, called living in the United States Carriles one of the main organizers of the conspiracy.