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Request for Posada Denied

The diplomatic tangle surrounding Luis Posada Carriles grew more complex Friday as the Bush administration rejected Venezuela’s request to arrest him as a suspected terrorist, while a high-ranking State Department official questioned whether Venezuela sincerely wants custody of the accused Cuban militant. Posada, who is suspected by Cuba and Venezuela of masterminding the bombing of a Cuban airliner that killed 73 people in 1976, was arrested May 17 in Miami on immigration charges. The arrest created a conundrum for the U.S. government, which has taken a rigidly anti-terrorist stance, but has strained relations with Cuba and Venezuela.Full Story

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