Venezuela officially asks for extradition of Cuban anti-Castro militant

Venezuela officially asks for extradition of Cuban anti-Castro militant

[JURIST] Venezuela has officially requested the extradition of alleged terrorist and Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles [Wikipedia profile]. Carriles, a naturalized Venezuelan and former CIA collaborator, is wanted for allegedly blowing up a Cuban airline in 1976 and later escaping from a Venezuelan prison in 1985. The US had previously refused [JURIST report] Venezuela's call for Carriles' extradition for lack of evidence linking him to the bombing; he has been charged in the US [JURIST report] for entering the country illegally. Already strained relations between the US and Venezuela may be further harmed if the US fails to turn over Carriles under a 1922 extradition treaty between the two countries. Reuters has more.