Luis Posada Carriles: Born in Cuba with

Venezuelan citizenship, there is evidence

that Carriles is behind a 1976 terrorist

attack against a Cuban civilian aircraft -

and that he was a CIA operative. He has

been given asylum in the United States.

Now Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

charges that he's behind an attempt on

his life that took place two weeks ago.



Agencia Bolvariana de Noticias, Venezuela

Obama 'Must Extradite' Terrorist Behind Plot to Kill Chavez


Is the United States shielding a terrorist that is not only responsible for a number of terrorist attacks, including the bombing of a civilian airliner, and most recently an attempt on the life of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela? According to Venezuela's state press agency Agencia Bolvariana de Noticias, a man named Luis Posada Carriles, who it has been established was a CIA operative in the 1960s and 70s, was involved in a plot to kill Chavez that was foiled two weeks ago.


Translated By Halszka Czarnocka


June 3, 2009


Venezuela - Agencia Bolivariana de Noticias - Original Article (Spanish)

Is at possible that a terrorist, living openly in the United States, is behind a recent plot to kill Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez? That is the claim being made by Chavez and the political party he leads, United Socialist Party of Venezuela.


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Caracas: The National Leadership of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV, the party of Hugo Chavez) expressed absolute solidarity with its president, as well as the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chávez Frías, after denouncing an assassination plot against President Chavez which was to take place during his planned trip to attend the inauguration of El Salvador's new head of state, Mauricio Funes.


The statement was issued at a press conference Wednesday by Vanessa Davies, a member of the PSUV executive committee, held at party headquarters in Maripérez, Caracas. Ms. Davies was referring to the PSUV press release on the assassination plot, which it is assumed involves certain ultra right-wing elements in Venezuela and elsewhere in Latin America, as well as terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.


[Editor's Note: The United States refuses to extradite or prosecute Castro opponent Luis Posada Carriles, who is sought by Venezuela and Cuba on charges that he was instrumental in the 1976 bombing of a Cubana airliner that killed 73 people. The State Department has refused Venezuelan extradition requests by arguing that the charges against the anti-Castro militant, "were not sufficiently supported from a legal point of view." Declassified CIA documentation that shows Pasada was a CIA operative and was instrumental in the crash tells another story].


In the communiqué, the PSUV Executive Committee denounced the disrespect and mockery with which the news was received by the majority of the nation's media outlets. In addition, the PSUV statement calls on U.S. President Barack Obama to extradite the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, who is thought to be involved in the assassination scheme.


"President Obama: extraditing Posada Carriles to Venezuela would be an act of justice toward all Latin American people. Show your goodwill toward our nation and the entire continent. We want to put an end to impunity and punish a terrorist who is bathed in the blood of our entire greater homeland," the communiqué says.


Below is the complete text of the communiqué:


"Enough of impunity. We demand the extradition of the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.


The national leadership of the PSUV reaches out to national and international public opinion in order to, first of all, denounce the newest plan to make an attempt on the life of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frías.


The Venezuelan and Latin American ultra-right continue their attempts to assassinate the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, this time taking advantage of the inauguration ceremony of the new president of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes.


Second, be advised that the person behind these plans is a Venezuelan national and terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, a fugitive from justice in our country who is protected by the judiciary of the United States and by counter-revolutionary mafia that is active there. [a reference to the Cuban exile community in south Florida].


Third: Recall that there are unpatriotic people who insist on sowing violence and who have no scruples about allying themselves with international terrorism and criminals like Luis Posada Carriles. Investigations will unravel a web of assassination plans and participation by Venezuelan ultra right figures in those plans.


Fourth: We denounce the trivialization by some media outlets of the assassination plot. We know, from the sinister interference of the Central Intelligence Agency in Latin America, that after discredit and moral death are sown, assassination, crime and physical annihilation follow. 




Fifth: We again demand that the government of the United States extradite Luis Posada Carriles to our country.


President Obama:  To extradite Posada Carriles to Venezuela would be an act of justice toward all Latin American people. Show your goodwill toward our nation and the entire continent. We want to put an end to impunity and punish a terrorist who has bathed in the blood of our entire greater homeland."



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