More defense expected in militant trial in Texas

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Posted: Mar 28, 2011 8:37 AM
More defense expected in militant trial in Texas

Defense attorneys are expected to call more witnesses in an effort to discredit the testimony of some of the nearly two dozen U.S. government witnesses at the perjury trial of an ex-CIA agent from Cuba.

The trial of 83-year-old Luis Posada Carriles is scheduled to resume Monday in El Paso.

Prosecutors say Posada lied during citizenship hearings in Texas about how he entered the U.S. and about using a false Guatemalan passport. They say he also failed to acknowledge masterminding a series of bombings in Cuba in 1997.

Posada faces 11 counts of perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud.

The anti-communist militant is Public Enemy No. 1 in Cuba, where he is featured on propaganda billboards and considered the nemesis of former President Fidel Castro.