Washington, D.C., May 23, 2018 - CIA-trained Cuban exile and suspect in the 1976 Cuban jetliner bombing that killed all 73 people on board, Luis Posada Carriles, has died at the age of 90.
The National Security Archive’s Cuba Project Director Peter Kornbluh has fought for the release of U.S. documents to shed light on Carriles’s activities and provide historical evidence for his victims for over a decade. Kornbluh said of Carriles and his U.S.-backing, "The CIA created and unleashed a Frankenstein."
Below is a selection of the declassified record on Carriles and his crimes:
- Bombing of Cuban Jetliner 40 Years Later: Colgate Toothpaste Disguised Plastic Explosives in 1976 Terrorist Attack
- The CIA File on Luis Posada Carriles: A Former Agency Asset Goes on Trial in the U.S.
- Posada Carriles Built Bombs for, and Informed on, Jorge Mas Canosa, CIA Records Reveal
- Terrorism Case of Luis Posada Debated on Capitol Hill: Archive Analyst Peter Kornbluh Shares Declassified CIA and FBI Intelligence Reports with House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee
- Documents Linked to Cuban Exile Luis Posada Highlighted Targets for Terrorism: Bomber's Confessions Point to Explosives Hidden in Toothpaste Tube that Brought Down Civilian Airliner in 1976
- The Posada File: Part II - Posada Boasted of Plans to "Hit" Cuban Plane, CIA Document States
- Luis Posada Carriles: The Declassified Record
Visit the Archive’s Cuba Project page for more information.