Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Exiles back Cuban militant on asylum bid, poll shows

(Not surpisingly, the Cuban-American community supports the right of a self-avowed terrorist and assasin to live freely here in the United States.)

By Madeline BarĂ³ Diaz
Miami Bureau
May 24 2005

Despite accusations that Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles has carried out deadly attacks in his four-decade battle against President Fidel Castro's government, most Cuban exiles in South Florida think he is a patriot who deserves political asylum in the United States, according to a poll to be released today.

The poll of 300 Cuban-born people in Miami-Dade and Broward counties was conducted May 13-22 by Bendixen & Associates, which asked respondents about their views on Posada.

More than 60 percent said they had a positive view of the aging exile and former CIA operative who has been accused of a number of violent acts, but they also said they preferred that a future transition to democracy in Cuba be peaceful rather than violent.


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