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The El Paso Diary is written by José Pertierra--an attorney who represents the government of Venezuela in its request for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles. Pertierra´s journals describe the testimony, evidence, legal skirmishes, quirks and follies of this very historic trial that features for the first time the close collaboration of the United States government with Cuban authorities to prosecute an ex CIA agent who is one of the masterminds of the fifty-year old dirty war against Cuba.
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Articles of José Pertierra
Judge Kathleen Cardone continued the case of Luis Posada Carriles in El Paso until next Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. The defense attorney, Arturo Hernández, moved last week to dismiss counts one through three of the indictment: those having to do with his client’s false statements about the bombs that exploded in Havana in 1997. This morning, the judge was supposed to have announced her decision regarding that motion, but she surprised everyone by deciding to delay the case another seven days to “deliberate calmly.”
El Paso Diary: Day 19 in the Trial of Posada Carriles By JOSÉ PERTIERRA Today Judge Kathleen Cardone did not allow the Cuban inspector Roberto Hernández Caballero to testify and postponed the trial of Luis Posada Carriles until Tuesday of next week. Posada Carriles’ attorney threw a roadblock before the proceedings that brought the trial
El Paso Diary: Day 18 in the Trial of Posada Carriles By José Pertierra For the first time in the history of the thorny relations between the two countries, the United States Justice Department used a Cuban law enforcement official as well as the findings of a Cuban investigation to prosecute a former CIA agent
The first witness from Cuba to testify in the trial of Luis Posada Carriles in federal court in El Paso is Roberto Hernández Caballero. Accompanied by FBI agent Omar Vega, Hernández Caballero got there early and waited in a solitary chair in the hallway. His wait was for nothing, because today Posada Carriles’ attorney declared war against any and all evidence coming from Cuba. After the defense attorney’s declaration of war, Judge Kathleen Cardone recessed proceedings until tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8:30 a.m.
The trial of Luis Posada Carriles in El Paso stands now al filo del agua-on the eve of a major storm. I’m not talking about an Arctic storm like the one that hit this border town last week, causing power outages and even problems with our potable water, due to the record-breaking cold-minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit. The storm that will probably arrive tomorrow in El Paso is of another nature.
It seems that we were all anxious for the trial of Luis Posada Carriles in El Paso to get moving again, after a 48-hour recess due to the historic storm that descended on this Texan valley. We all arrived very early, at the same time: just before 8:30 a.m. The morning freeze from our walk over here clung to us, even inside the courthouse, and none of us dared to take off our coats. Since the courtroom was still locked, the defense attorneys, prosecutors, FBI agents, assistants, journalists, Luis Posada Carriles, and this attorney for Venezuela who writes to you, gathered together in the hallway, waiting for someone to open the door.
mortgage calculator with taxes p>Day 14 in the Trial of Posada Carriles Today in El Paso, Luis Posada Carriles, the defendant, was able to sleep in. Not at the hotel but in court. For several days there’s been no mention of him, because his defense attorney has managed to disrupt the proceedings and put Gilberto
At 9:00 a.m. sharp, the gavel sounded three times before the familiar, “Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye,” the traditional Anglo Saxon call to begin a courtroom session. Every day, the Court Clerk announces the case: “The United States Court for the Western District of Texas is now in session, presided over by the Honorable Kathleen Cardone. This is the case of the United States of America v. Luis Posada Carriles, Number EP-07-CR-87-KC.”
The morning began with a warning to Gilberto Abascal, who’s spent the whole week testifying in the trial against Luis Posada Carriles in El Paso. “You have to listen to the questions and answer them without going beyond that,” Judge Kathleen Cardone told the witness who’d complained yesterday that Posada Carriles’ attorney had been harassing his ex-wife and his children.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) scrambled to investigate complaints made this afternoon from the witness stand by a key witness at the trial of Luis Posada Carriles that a defense attorney for Posada is harassing his family, his friends and himself. Gilberto Abascal, a handyman who was aboard the shrimp boat that brought Posada to Miami in March of 2005, testified that it is not true that Posada entered the United States through the border with Mexico with the help of a coyote in a pickup truck, as Posada said under oath at his prior immigration hearings. Abascal says that he saw Posada Carriles disembark in Miami from a boat called the Santrina.