Defense says Cuba tried to kill ex-CIA agent
By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 3:02 p.m.
EL PASO, Texas — A Cuban investigator is back on the witness stand in an
ex-CIA agent's perjury trial and facing tough questions from defense
attorneys who claim the island's government wants to kill their client.
Cross-examination of Cuban Interior Ministry investigator Roberto
Hernandez Caballero began Tuesday after U.S. District Judge Kathleen
Cardone refused to grant a motion for a mistrial from attorneys for
anti-communist militant Luis Posada Carriles.
Hernandez Caballero has admitted to also being a counter-intelligence agent.
The defense has been pressing him about the alleged torture of people
arrested by Cuban authorities, and an objection from prosecutors has
sparked a heated exchange. Posada's attorneys are insisting the Cuban
government has tried to kill him three times.
The 83-year-old has been recognized as former Cuban President Fidel
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