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U.S. Release of Exile Angers Cuba, Venezuela

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U.S. Release of Exile Angers Cuba, Venezuela

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U.S. Release of Exile Angers Cuba, Venezuela

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Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles was released from federal custody in New Mexico today; he is headed for his wife's house in Miami.

The anti-Castro militant will be under house arrest — and will still stand trial for immigration fraud. But his release is sure to create anger in Cuba and Venezuela. Both countries want Carriles in connection with the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that killed 73 people.

Michele Norris talks with Peter Kornbluh, director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive, who posted CIA and FBI documents with evidence of his terrorist activities in Cuba and Venezuela.

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