Farcical, hypocritical and an outrageous case of double standards are some of the ways of characterising the trial of Luis Posada Carilles in a Texas court on charges of lying to U.S. immigration authorities, which ended last week with his acquittal. Posada was not tried for terrorism, in spite of the overwhelming evidence that connects him to the bombing of a Cubana airlines jet off the coast of Barbados in October 1976 that took the lives of 73,   people; and his later involvement in the bombing of a Havana hotel that killed an Italian tourist. The dossier published by the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C., with declassified FBI documents and afffdavits by officers of the Trinidad and Tobago police force, makes compelling reading.

Read Bombing of Cuban Jetliner National Security Archive

Painful reacall over acquittal of Cuban exile Barbados Nation

Why Posada Carriles Should Still Be Tried For Terrorism Tim Padgett Time

Statement of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Posada Trial