Dedicated to the Memory of's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
In The News
Voting Station
Luis Posada Carriles
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
    (February 15, 1928-May 23, 2018)
    Born in Cienfeugo, Cuba
    Anti-Castro exile
    Trained for the Bay of Pigs invasion (1961)
    CIA agent (1961-74)
    Chief of security and counterintelligence for the Venezuelan secret police (1967-76)
    With Orlando Bosch founded the Coordination of United Revolutionary Organizations (1976)
    Group described by the FBI as ‘an anti-Castro terrorist umbrella organization’
    With Bosch, believed to be responsible for the bombing of Cubana flight 455, killing 73 people (October 6, 1976)
    Found not guilty by a Venezuelan military court (1980)
    Verdict overturned and was retried by a civilian court
    Escaped from custody before a verdict was delivered (1985)
    Worked with CIA agent Felix Rodriguez in coordinated airdrops of military supplies to the Contras in Nicaragua (1985-86)
    Organized a series of bombings of hotels in Cuba, resulting in one death and eleven injuries (1997)
    Arrested and jailed in Panama for plotting the assassination of Fidel Castro during a state visit (2000)
    Pardoned by Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso on her last day in office (August 31, 2004)
    Requested political asylum in the US (2005)
    Tried and acquitted on charges of lying to immigration authorities about his role in the 1997 hotel bombings (2010)
    One of his code names was ‘Bambi.’
    The CIA suspected that he was involved in smuggling cocaine in Venezuela.
    He was also reportedly involved in plots to overthrow the governments of Guatemala and Guyana, and to assassinate Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
    His comment about a tourist killed by his hotel bombings: ‘The Italian was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but I sleep like a baby.’
    His plan to assassinate Castro involved planting 200 pounds of dynamite to blow up an auditorium at the University of Panama while Castro addressed 200 students.
    He was declared a ‘risk to national security’ by the Department of Homeland Security.
    The governments of Cuba and Venezuela accused the US of hypocrisy in the ‘War on Terror’ for refusing to extradite him.
    An assassination attempt in Guatemala left him with a severe speech impediment when a bullet grazed his tongue (February, 1990).
    The US refused extradition requests from Cuba and Venezuela, claiming he might be tortured in those countries.
    He was considered a hero by much of the Cuban exile community. (Illustrating the saying, 'One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.')

Credit: C. Fishel

    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 80 Votes: 51.25% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 607 Votes: 52.88% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 428 Votes: 56.54% Annoying
Annoying Collections
Site News