Reporter nearly done testifying in ex-agent's case

AP News
Posted: Mar 23, 2011 3:05 AM
Reporter nearly done testifying in ex-agent's case

An ex-New York Times reporter who interviewed an anti-communist militant about planning 1997 bombings in Cuba is finishing her testimony after six days as a witness in his perjury trial.

Ann Louise Bardach wraps up Wednesday, concluding 11 weeks of prosecution witnesses against ex-CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles.

The defense should begin presenting its case after she finishes.

Bardach now works for The Daily Beast but interviewed Posada for the Times in 1998 about masterminding bombings at Cuban tourist sites in 1997 that killed an Italian man.

The 83-year-old Posada is Public Enemy No. 1 in his native Cuba. He sneaked into the U.S. in 2005 and is charged with lying about planning the Cuba bombings during immigration hearings in El Paso.

His trial began Jan. 10.