Luis Posada Carriles

1928 - 2018

Luis Posada Carriles

Luis Clemente Posada Carriles (February 15, 1928 – May 23, 2018) was a Cuban exile militant and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent. He was considered a terrorist by the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Government of Cuba, among others.Born in Cienfuegos, Posada fled to the United States after a spell of anti-Castro activism. He helped organize the Bay of Pigs Invasion, and after it failed, became an agent for the CIA. He received training at Fort Benning, and from 1964 to 1967 was involved with a series of bombings and other covert activities against the Cuban government, before joining the Venezuelan intelligence service. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luis Posada Carriles has received more than 345,127 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 119th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Luis Posada Carriles ranks 119 out of 182Before him are Leopold and Loeb, Richard Ramirez, Harold Shipman, Robert Hansen, Dennis Rader, and Bugs Moran. After him are Jack Unterweger, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Mohamed Atta, Louis Farrakhan, Nancy Spungen, and Charles Starkweather.

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Among people born in 1928, Luis Posada Carriles ranks 225Before him are Maynard Ferguson, Borisav Jović, Franciszek Pieczka, Charles Gray, Pilar Lorengar, and Mohammad Beheshti. After him are Vasily Lazarev, Ian Bannen, Abdellatif Filali, Saw Maung, Robert Brout, and Eugenio Monti. Among people deceased in 2018, Luis Posada Carriles ranks 161Before him are Jesús López Cobos, Phan Văn Khải, Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Venantino Venantini, Leila Abashidze, and Vladimir Lyakhov. After him are Mohammed Karim Lamrani, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab, Luigi Taveri, Jalaluddin Haqqani, and Edgar Hilsenrath.

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Among people born in Cuba, Luis Posada Carriles ranks 57 out of 138Before him are Dámaso Berenguer (1873), Silvio Rodríguez (1946), Ramón Fonst (1883), José Giral (1879), Steven Bauer (1956), and Juanita Castro (1933). After him are José Lezama Lima (1910), Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (1942), Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (1814), José Miguel Gómez (1858), Desi Arnaz (1917), and Leonardo Padura Fuentes (1955).

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Among extremists born in Cuba, Luis Posada Carriles ranks 1

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