El Paso Diary: Judge Cardone

Judge Kathleen Cardone

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.”

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The Revolutionary Rebellion In Egypt

The Revolutionary Rebellion In Egypt

After 18 days of tough struggle, the Egyptian people achieved an important objective: overthrowing the main United States ally in the heart of the Arab nations. Mubarak was oppressing and pillaging his own people, he was an enemy to the Palestinians and an accomplice of Israel, the sixth nuclear power on the planet, associated with the war-mongering NATO group.

El Paso Diary: Quicksand

Posada Carriles and Arturo Hernández

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: The Inspector From Cuba

Roberto Hernández Caballero

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

El Paso Diary: The War Against the Evidence From Cuba

Arturo Hernández

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.

El Paso Diary: The Gathering Storm

Guatemalan passport with the photo of Posada Carriles

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.

El Paso Diary: The Battle for the Passport

Tie

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.

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Mubarak’s Fate Is Sealed

Mubarak's Fate Is Sealed

Mubarak’s fate is sealed, not even the support of the United States will be able to save his government. The people of Egypt are an intelligent people with a glorious history who left their mark on civilization. “From the top of these pyramids, 40 centuries of history are looking down upon us,” Bonaparte once said in a moment of exaltation when the revolution brought him to this extraordinary crossroads of civilizations.

El Paso Diary: Posada Carriles Sleeps Like a Baby

Posada Carriles Sleeps Like a Baby

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

El Paso: The Soap Opera Matters More Than the Truth

Máximo Pradera Valdés, Ihosvani Surís de la Torre and Santiago Padrón Quintero

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.”