The devil wore white: Luis Posada Carriles and Ladies in White go out on a limb in Miami with Gloria Estefan

Posada Carriles at yesterday's march in Miami (March 25, 2010) Photo: Reuters

Posada Carriles and the Ladies in White, “Friends Forever” español

By José Pertierra

Translation: Machetera

Only in Miami. Despite the seventy-three outstanding first-degree murder charges against him related to the mid-air explosion of a Cubana Airlines passenger jet, Luis Posada Carriles has not been extradited to Venezuela nor has he been indicted in the United States for these crimes.  He wanders unleashed and un-vaccinated along Calle Ocho in Miami, marching alongside Gloria Estefan in support of the so-called Ladies in White.

His support of the “ladies” ought not to surprise us.  There is an important link between Posada and these “ladies.”  The link is called Santiago Alvarez Fernández-Magriña.  It’s a well established fact, admitted even by the “ladies” themselves that their organization receives $1,500 a month from Rescate Jurídico [Legal Rescue] in Miami.  Posada and the “ladies” share the same godfather.

The president of Rescate Jurídico is no more and no less than Santiago Alvarez Fernández-Magriña.  An extremely close friend and Luis Posada Carriles’ financial sponsor, Alvarez was the person who brought Posada to the United States on his boat, the Santrina, according to documents from the U.S. District Attorney’s office.  A few weeks later, he organized the famous and shameful press conference for Posada Carriles who had up until that point been “hidden” in Miami.  Alvarez is also the same person who got one of his people to place two bombs in the Tropicana nightclub in Havana.  This conversation was recorded and exposed on Cuban television.

It’s evident that the terrorist history of this sinister person did not stop the “ladies” from involving themselves in this game and receiving money salted with Cuban blood.  In the United States, receiving money from a terrorist organization is a felony that carries a harsh punishment.  I suppose the same is true in Cuba.  Nevertheless, until now, the only sanction that these “ladies” have received is repudiation from Cubans in the street.  The Cuban government has shown itself to be extremely tolerant, even providing police protection.

Here’s a suggestion for Posada Carriles.  If he really wants to march in support of Santiago Alvarez Fernández-Magriña’s “ladies,” he ought to go to Havana to do it.  As Calle 13 would say, “I dare you!”

Machetera is a member of Tlaxcala, the international network of translators for linguistic diversity. This translation may be reprinted as long as the content remains unaltered, and the author and translator are cited.

Posada Carriles at yesterday's march in Miami (March 25, 2010) Photo: Reuters

Posada Carriles at yesterday's march in Miami (March 25, 2010) Photo: Reuters

8 responses to “The devil wore white: Luis Posada Carriles and Ladies in White go out on a limb in Miami with Gloria Estefan

  1. A very good example of the hypocritical respect for law as exhibited by the government of the US.
    It reminds me of an expression relayed to me by a friend in New Zealand.
    “Britannia ruled the waves and now America waves the rules.” The EEUU only respects the law when it is convenient and to their benefit.

  2. Only in Miami….A CIA trained killer got away with mass murder. They should extradite him back to Venezuela the country where he plotted the killings and escaped from prison.. Posada has made a mockery of the law of this corrupted land. Posada represents cowardice and weakness. The Damas de Blancos are nothing but a bogus opportunistic front cover for the United States Government.

  3. Chuck Anderson

    Walter, Thanks for all your work and efforts, educating me and keeping me up go date on current happenings. The world knows who the real terrorists are, Gloria Esteban, Jose Luis carriles and the filth of the muderous Cuban gusano mafia. The Cuban Five heroes will be free one day and we fight for their freedom and return to their homes and families. Best Wishes to you Walter. You are always working for the revolution. Chuck Anderson, President, Orange County ACLU

  4. Thank you, Chuck Anderson–I’ve suddenly regained some respect for the ACLU.

    Free the Cuban Five!

  5. horrifying and where is ICE when you need them to detain posada and ship him back out!!!

  6. for those that do not understand why we are voicing a concern about posada; all on e has to google his name and read the book Miami by Vivian Didian. Still not comprehending the film by Telesur, Posada made in the USA where parts are on you tube. Maybe posada can be bold to plan and lead a march in Texas and California and then maybe he can get detained.

  7. UNBELIEVEABLE! Gloria and Posada make a cute couple…

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