Luis Posada Carriles responds to a question by a reporter during a news conference
A Cuban exile wanted in Venezuela for his alleged role in a 1976 airliner bombing says he will fight to remain in the United States.

Luis Posada Carriles told The Miami Herald in comments published Saturday he wants to lead "a normal life" in the United States.

Posada Carriles was interviewed in El Paso, Texas, where he is being held on immigration charges.

Venezuela wants to try Posada Carriles for the bombing of a Cuban passenger plane that left 73 people dead. He denies involvement.

Posada Carriles was twice acquitted but escaped from a Venezuelan jail in 1985 while facing a retrial.

Last month, the United States rejected a Venezuelan request that he be jailed as a first step toward extradition. A U.S. official said the request lacked supporting evidence.

Some information for this report provided by AP.