Cuba: United States Harboring Numerous Terrorists that Operated in Latin America

Posted: 2011/09/13 in State Terrorism

By JEAN-GUY ALLARD
August 18, 2011
Source: Granma 

Promoter of the so-called “list of states sponsoring terrorism” (which has as its real purpose slandering nations which reject domination) the United States has itself provided protection to dozens of terrorists, fugitives from justice and conmen of all stripes who are sought by Latin American governments.

The website contrainjerencia.com established, in early 2011, a list of the most well-known fugitives. There are some 60 Latin American criminals at large identified as residing in the U.S. (mostly Miami) – the majority of them with a history of terrorist activity.

Only the most famous terrorists and assassins from the Cuban-American community in Miami were included on the list. The collapse of the Fulgencio Batista regime, which had been sustained by Washington, led to the arrival in South Florida of thousands of accomplices of that dictatorship who the CIA recruited for the terrorist operations it carried out and covered up, against the Cuban Revolution.

Several perpetuators of acts of terrorism committed in Venezuela over the last few years have been granted asylum in the United States, as well as participants in the Santa Cruz, Bolivia conspiracy.

Among other individuals promoting the use of terrorism in Latin American countries and who now live in the U.S. with the full knowledge and approval of the State Department, contrainjerencia.com identified the following figures:

  • Alejandro Melgar, leader of the 2009 Santa Cruz conspiracy to assassinate President Evo Morales. Bolivian businessman.
  • Ángel de Fana Serrano was part of a plot to assassinate the Cuban leader Fidel Castro during the 1997 Ibero-American Summit on Margarita Island. Associate of Luis Posada Carriles, De Fana also conspired to assassinate President Chávez.
  • Armando Valladares, accomplice in the Santa Cruz, Bolivia assassination attempt and various other acts of terrorism, was imprisoned in Cuba for placing bombs in stores and continued to work for the CIA after leaving the island.
  • Carlos Alberto Montaner has lived for several decades off of his anti-Cuba activities. Fugitive from justice in Cuba for planting bombs in stores and cinemas in 1960, he was a member of Orlando Bosch’s terrorist ring and now has residences in both Spain and the U.S.
  • Gaspar Jiménez, murderer of Cuban diplomat Dartagnan Díaz Díaz, accomplice of Luis Posada Carriles and convicted of terrorism in Panama. Resides in Miami under FBI protection.
  • Guillermo Novo Sampoll, terrorist, participant in the murder of Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier, Plan Condor torturer, assassin of two Cuban diplomats in Argentina, accomplice of Luis Posada Carriles and convicted of terrorism in Panama. Resides in Miami.
  • Huber Matos, known to have directed terrorist activities. His links to Central American drug trafficking are equally well known, as are those of his son, who sought refuge in Costa Rica. Resides in Miami.
  • Hugo Acha Melgar, financial backer of the terrorist ring composed of neonazi Croats and Hungarians who attempted to kill Bolivian President Evo Morales in a 2009 plot in Santa Cruz.
  • Joaquim Chaffardet, former director of the Venezuelan secret police, linked to international terrorist Luis Posada Carriles. Trained by U.S. intelligence services at the School of the Americas.
  • José Antonio Colina Pulido, responsible for the bombings of Spanish and Colombian diplomatic offices in Caracas in 2003. Resides in Miami.
  • Nelson Mezerhane, financier, major stockholder of Globovisión, appears among the main suspects in the assassination of State Attorney Danilo Anderson. Left Caracas stealing seven million dollars.
  • Patricia Poleo, accomplice in the murder of Venezuelan State Attorney Danilo Anderson, behind several of the operations undertaken by the CIA with the U.S. embassy in Caracas against the Bolivarian Revolution. Resides in Miami.
  • Pedro Remón, CIA assassin, murdered Félix García Rodríguez and Eulalio Negrín in NewYork; accomplice of Luis Posada Carriles and convicted of terrorism in Panama. Resides in Miami under FBI protection.
  • Luis Posada Carriles, CIA agent and international terrorist with a long criminal history. Wanted in Venezuela for the murder of 73 people aboard the Cuban airliner destroyed in-flight in 1976. Resides in Miami.
  • Reinol Rodríguez, associate of Luis Posada Carriles: accomplice in the murder of Carlos Muñiz Varela in Puerto Rico. Current military leader of the terrorist group Alpha 66, ignored by the FBI. Resides in Miami.
  • Roberto Martín Pérez, son of one of the most famous of Batista’s henchmen, former head of the Cuban-American National Foundation (CANF).
  • Raúl Díaz, convicted of attacks with C4 explosives on two embassies in Caracas in 2003. Resides in Miami.
  • Carlos Yacaman, Honduran, murderer of Roland Valenzuela, Housing Minister in the Manuel Zelaya administration. Currently in Miami.
  • Branko Marinkovic, opposition leader from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, principal financier and accomplice of the terrorist ring established there in 2009. Provided $200,000 for the purchase of weapons. Living in Miami.
  • José Guillermo García, Salvadoran general, Minister of Defense, torturer, responsible for the deaths of four nuns from the U.S.
  • Carlos Vides Casanova, former head of the National Guard in El Salvador, torturer, responsible for the deaths of four nuns from the U.S.
  • Michael Townley, member of the Chilean secret police under Pinochet, participant in the murder of Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier. Resides in Miami.
  • Santiago Alvarez Fernández Magriñá, Cuban-American terrorist and weapons smuggler, associate of Posada Carriles, resident in Miami.
  • Osvaldo Mitat, Cuban-American terrorist and weapons smuggler, associate of Posada Carriles, resident in Miami.
  • Héctor Alfonso Ruiz alias Héctor Fabián, Cuban terrorist, placed bombs in several diplomatic offices, associate of Posada Carriles, resident in Miami.
  • Ramón Saúl Sánchez, Omega 7 assassin, accomplice of Eduardo Arocena and Pedro Remón. Resides in Miami.
  • Rodolfo Frómeta, Cuban terrorist head of Comandos F4, admitted perpetuator of terrorist acts in Cuba. Resides in Miami.
  • Roberto Guillermo Bravo, Argentine military man, responsible for the Trelew massacre of 16 young revolutionaries. Lives in Miami.
  • Virgilio Paz Romero, participant in the assassination of Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier and his collaborator Ronni Moffitt, pardoned by George W. Bush. Resides in Miami.
  • José Dionisio Suárez Esquivel, alias Charco de Sangre, participant in the assassination of Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier and his collaborator Ronni Moffitt, freed by George W. Bush. Resides in Miami.
  • Félix Rodríguez Mendigutía, alias El Gato, CIA agent who ordered the assassination of Ernesto Che Guevara, associate of Posada Carriles at the arms smuggling base in Ilopango, El Salvador. Resides in Miami.
  • Salvador Romani, president of the terrorist Cuban group Junta Patriótica in Venezuela, attacked the Cuban embassy in Caracas and participated in the assassination of State Attorney Anderson. Lives in Miami.
  • Johan Peña, former Commissioner of the Venezuelan DISIP secret police, placed the bomb which killed Anderson. Resides in Miami.
  • Jaime García Covarrubias, Pinochet henchman, accused of torture and assassinations, now professor at a Pentagon academy, in Washington, D.C.
  • José Basulto, Cuban-American terrorist, CIA agent, head of Brothers to the Rescue and perpetuator of deadly provocations. Lives in Miami.
  • Inocente Orlando Montano, Salvadoran colonel wanted by Spanish authorities in connection with the deaths of Jesuit priests.
  • José Guevara, former agent of the Venezuelan secret police force, DISIP. Participated from Miami in the plot to murder State Attorney Danilo Anderson.

In Miami, dozens of Cuban-American groups linked to terrorism continue to operate despite the FBI’s awareness of their violent activities. The groups Alpha 66 and Comandos F4 openly espouse the use of violence against Cuba.

Meanwhile, support for terrorist activities by leaders of the CANF and the Cuban Liberty Council has been publicly exposed on a number of occasions.

Nothing here surprises anyone in the land of Representative Connie Mack – who suggested that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez be assassinated – and his colleague Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who in an interview on British television called for the physical elimination of Fidel Castro.

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