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7:58 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Ex-CIA operative's trial resumes after 1-day delay

KRWG News – EL PASO, Texas (krwg) The trial of an ex-CIA operative from Cuba is resuming after it was suspended for a day by a defense attorney's family emergency.

One of the three lawyers representing 83-year-old Luis Posada Carriles (loo-EES' poh-SAH'-duh cah-REE'-lehs) is leaving for at least a week, but the case will continue Tuesday.

Testifying is Omar Vega, the FBI agent who headed the Posada investigation.

Posada is an anti-communist militant considered Public Enemy No. 1 in his native Cuba. He's charged with perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud for allegedly lying during citizenship hearings in El Paso.

Vega is expected to discuss the recruitment of an informant whose testimony disputes Posada's claims of how he entered the U.S.

Posada also is accused of lying about planning 1997 Cuban hotel bombings.

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