Articles of Gilberto Abascal

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.”