Venezuela has handed U.S. officials an extradition request for a Cuban exile who Caracas accuses of bombing a Cuban airliner nearly 30 years ago.
Venezuela's Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez said Wednesday his country is formally asking for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles, whom he called a "terrorist."
Last month, U.S. officials rejected a Venezuelan request for his arrest, citing a lack of evidence against the Cuban exile who holds Venezuelan citizenship.
Mr. Posada Carriles, a former CIA operative, is currently being held on immigration charges in the United States.
Some 20 years ago, a Venezuelan court acquitted him of a role in the bombing, which killed 73 people. He later escaped from prison while awaiting a new trial.
Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AP.