During his last televised speech, president Hugo Chávez raised the diplomatic pressure on the American administration by demanding the extradition of extreme right wing Luis Posada Carriles of Cuban origin (to the left on the picture), who ran away from the country in 1985 while serving a sentence for organizing the bombing of a Cuban airliner in 1976, killing 73 people on board. Declassified FBI and CIA documents, on May 18, 2005, directly involved him in this attack. Now he is requesting political asylum in the United States based on the fact that he is a former CIA agent.
Despite the fact that George W. Bush stated in 2001 “those who provide shelter to terrorists will be judge,” the American authorities now temporarily reject the extradition because Venezuela would be acting for Cuba. Thus, once again, they don’t respect international Law: the United States signed the Montreal Agreement on illegal acts against the security of civil aviation since 1971 as well as that agreement of 1997 on the terrorist actions perpetrated with bombs. These agreements are not submitted to the relations between the signatory countries.