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US Judge Denies Bail for Posada Carriles

A U.S. immigration judge has denied bail for Luis Posada Carriles, an asylum-seeking former CIA operative from Cuba.

U.S. authorities arrested the 77-year-old Posada Carriles in May after he illegally entered the country through Mexico.

Posada Carriles is wanted in Venezuela for his alleged role in a 1976 Cuban airliner bombing that killed 73 people. Some 20 years ago, a Venezuelan court acquitted him of a role in the bombing. He later escaped from prison while awaiting a new trial.

In May, U.S. officials rejected a Venezuelan request for his arrest, citing a lack of evidence against the Cuban exile who holds Venezuelan citizenship.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AFP.