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Three Cuba exiles, pardoned in Castro assassination plot, return to Miami

Three Cuban exiles convicted in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate Fidel Castro arrived at Opa-locka Airport Thursday morning after they were pardoned by Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso. A fourth, Luis Posada Carriles, was flown by a separate plane to an undisclosed country ”in the Americas,” said Santiago Alvarez, a local developer who chartered both planes. The four men were arrested in 2000 in Panama City on charges that they planned to use 33 pounds of explosives to blow up the Cuban president, a charge they denied. In April they were found guilty of endangering the public safety and sentenced to seven to eight years in prison. Full Story

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