Cuban Exile Free on Bail

An anti-Cuban exile was freed on bail yesterday as he awaits trial on charges of immigration fraud.

However, Luis Posada Carriles must wear an ankle bracelet and be confined to his home pending the May 11 trial, the New York Times reports.

A story in the Miami Herald said a crowd of reporters and even a television news helicopter were on hand as Posada arrived home. A federal appeals court had declined to block his release.

Cuba and Venezuela maintain Posada, a former CIA operative, should be extradited for trial in the bombing of a Cuban airliner, a charge he denies. He is a controversial figure who prompts impassioned comments on the Miami Herald’s Web site.

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