Luis Posada, Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?
As Luis Posada sits in a Texas jail, waiting for the US government to decide where he might be extradited, Washington is handling the delicate situation with kid gloves. Venezuela wants the anti-Castro militant returned to Caracas to stand trial for the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airplane, a crime for which he's already been acquitted. President Chavez has threatened to sever US-Venezuelan diplomatic if Posada is not returned, but the US has refused. Meantime Cubans demonstrate in Havana, claiming the US is harboring a terrorist, and Cuban Americans in Miami applaud Posada's anti-communist activism. What will the US do and how will the decision affect relations with Venezuela and Cuba? Guest host Diana Nyad speaks with political scientists, legal experts and a journalist who recently interviewed Posada. (An extended version of this discussion aired earlier today on To the Point.) Making News: FAA Approves LAX Modernization Plan Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff took a tour of Los Angeles International Airport today with Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa and several Congress representatives. Some 18.5 million travelers are expected to come through LAX this summer, a 6% increase over last summer. LAX is aging and crowded and security is an issue. Aviation reporter Ian Gregor attended today's LAX press conference for the Daily Breeze.