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January 13, 2011 4:20 PM

Opening arguments offered in trial of ex CIA operative Posada

Luis Posada Carriles faces 11 counts in federal court in El Paso, Texas, all related to lying under oath: when he claimed to have entered the United States through the border with Mexico in 2005; when he denied any role in a string of Havana bombings that killed one Italian tourist; and when he denied having a fake Guatemalan passport. He faces five to eight years in prison if convicted.

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