August 5, 1987
An appeals court in Caracas, Venezuela, upheld the acquittal of anti-Castro leader Orlando Bosch on charges of planning the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that killed 73. Bosch has been jailed for 11 years, and Venezuelan authorities are expected to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court. The appeals court upheld 20-year sentences for two co-defendants on homicide charges. The plane, on a flight from Venezuela to Cuba, blew up after a stop in Barbados.
November 9, 1989 |
A federal judge Wednesday denied a petition to free anti-Castro militant Orlando Bosch, whom the Justice Department is trying to deport as "Miami's No. 1 terrorist." But U.S. District Judge William M. Hoeveler ordered that Bosch not be expelled while his attorneys exhaust their appeals of the extradition order, issued by the Justice Department in June.
May 18, 1988
Immigration officials ruled that anti-Castro militant Orlando Bosch, 61, is a danger to the community and ordered him deported. Bosch, a hero to many in Miami's Cuban exile community, served a sentence for a 1968 rocket attack on a Polish freighter in Miami, and was held 11 years in Venezuelan prisons on an unproven accusation he bombed a Cuban jetliner in 1976, killing 73 people. Bosch's attorneys are seeking a stay of the deportation. A hearing is scheduled Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2001
Re "A Top Post Deserves a Top Person," Commentary, Nov. 11: Frank del Olmo tries to present his opposition to the nomination of conservative Cuban American Otto Reich to be assistant secretary of State within the framework of our effort against terrorism. But he actually admits, albeit reluctantly, that the alleged terrorist [Orlando Bosch] was acquitted of the charges in a court of law. That fact doesn't faze him. He then complains because Reich tried to help the acquitted person come back to the U.S. Del Olmo's ranting against Reich, twisting the facts and engaging in guilt by association, is a tried-and-true tactic for liberals who despise all Cuban exiles who, after all these years, maintain their strong voices in rejecting Fidel Castro's tyranny.
July 18, 1990 |
The old anti-Castro terrorist is finally free, paroled Tuesday from a U.S. prison into the capital of the Cuban exile community, into a Miami where many consider him a revered patriot--and others deem him a pitiable fool. Orlando Bosch, a 63-year-old man with a bad heart and ulcers, emerged through the gates with a look of determination, like one of those ghosts in the movies who has suddenly materialized after years in the void.
July 10, 1990 |
Immigration officials Monday night offered to release anti-Castro militant Orlando Bosch from federal prison and place him under a restrictive house arrest, his attorney said. Bosch, a convicted terrorist who has been imprisoned since 1988 when he illegally entered the United States, could be released as early as today if he agrees to the government's terms, said attorney Raoul Cantero.