Chavez: 'Cuban militant freed by US is after me'

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April 23, 2007 02:47

President Hugo Chavez on Sunday said Venezuela will lodge a protest in the United Nations over the release of Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles from a US jail, accusing Washington of letting a terrorist go free. Venezuela has asked the US to extradite the 79-year-old former CIA agent to be tried on charges that he plotted the 1976 bombing of a Cuban passenger plane in which 73 people were killed. Chavez also charged that Posada has been plotting to assassinate him for years, and accused US President George W. Bush of complicity in failing to bring Posada to justice.


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