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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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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.
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.
A new stage in the trial of Luis Posada Carriles in El Paso began today. Thus far, the prosecution has put into evidence only the lies that the Defendant made during hearings regarding his application for asylum in 2005 and interviews about his application for citizenship in 2006. But starting this morning, the prosecution began the process of establishing the truth to the jury. Outside Judge Kathleen Cardone´s courtroom earlier today, sat a stocky man on a solitary wooden chair. He is one of the main witnesses against Luis Posada Carriles in his perjury trial at El Paso, Texas: Gilberto Abascal.
By José Pertierra Day 10 of the Posada Carriles Trial Luis Posada Carriles’ attorney dedicated the entire day to the cross-examination of Gilberto Abascal, the witness who testified that he traveled to Miami on the Santrina with Posada in March of 2005. The interrogation went on far too long, despite what appeared to be only
forex trading strategies p>By José Pertierra January 28 – 30, 2011 All afternoon, the defense tried to convince the jury that one of the prosecution’s key witnesses, Gilberto Abascal, cannot be trusted. Attorney Arturo Hernández needs to impeach Abascal’s credibility, because his testimony against Luis Posada Carriles is devastating. This morning, Abascal testified that the
Several heated clashes between the defense and prosecution attorneys dominated the morning session in the seventh day of Luis Posada Carriles’ trial in El Paso. Before Judge Kathleen Cardone convened the jury, prosecutor Jerome Teresinski outlined a number of complaints about the behavior of Arturo Hernández – Posada’s defense lawyer – during yesterday’s cross-examination of Officer Susana Bolaños from the Department of Homeland Security. “We ought to be carrying out a search for the truth, not a misrepresentation of it,” said a quite irritated Teresinski.