Cuba: We Busted 4 Miami Residents in Terror Plot
Exiles sought to attack military installations: officials
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 7, 2014 10:59 AM CDT
Cuba's President Raul Castro waves to workers as he watches the May Day march in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 1, 2014.   (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)

(Newser) – Four Cuban exiles based in Miami have been arrested for allegedly planning terrorist acts in Cuba, Reuters reports. The country's interior ministry says the suspects—Jose Ortega Amador, Obdulio Rodriguez Gonzalez, Raibel Pacheco Santos, and Felix Monzon Alvarez—were targeting military installations "with the objective of furthering violent actions," WPLG reports. They have admitted to the plot, Cuba says, and have ties to another Cuban exile in Miami: Luis Posada Carriles, who is wanted in the 1976 bombing of a Cubana Airlines plane.

The suspects were reportedly arrested in Cuba on April 26; it's unclear why the news wasn't made public until late yesterday. The media statement on the arrests noted that three of the men have traveled throughout the island several times since mid-last year in preparation for the planned attack. The news comes as Cuba launched its International Tourism Fair, aimed at bolstering the country's second-biggest industry, Fox News reports

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TomFlores
May 8, 2014 1:04 AM CDT
I'll bet they were plotting to steal Cigars! :)
S. Bird
May 7, 2014 3:02 PM CDT
Typical Florida Cubeheads. At least they had something to distract them from hijacking US foreign policy and the Florida Republican Party (as if it wasn't right wing enough already.)
Mark
May 7, 2014 12:55 PM CDT
Just another in a long, long history of Florida-based terrorists attacking Cuba. Good thing Cuba caught these b*******s, since the U.S. does nothing but sit on its hands, if it's not waving "bye-bye, good luck!" as the depart the Florida coast. The United States, and Florida in particular, is the retirement community for every dictator, murderer, torturer who escaped justice at the hands of citizens in Latin America. This is why whenever the U.S. talks about "democracy" the rest of the world rolls their eyes and lets out a sad little sarcastic laugh...