Monday, October 12, 2009

Cuba: New Signs on Politics Changes

The Cuban government authorized the trip of a man who surrendered yesterday to U.S. authorities at the airport in New York who is accused of kidnapping more than four decades ago an American plane and divert it to Cuba, officials from both countries .

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The man is accused of using weapons hidden in a diaper bag to terrorize, along with other hijackers, passengers of a U.S. airliner in 1968, which left New York.

U.S. agents arrested Sunday at the international airport John F. Kennedy Soltrén Luis Armando Peña, who arrived on a flight from Havana to surrender and stand trial. Is expected to be formally charged Tuesday in Manhattan by an order dating back to 1968.

Peña Soltrén, 66, had agreed to surrender to the FBI and the State Department because he wanted to see his wife and other family members living in Florida or Puerto Rico, said an FBI spokesman in editions Monday from The New York Times. Federal authorities gave no other details about its surrender.

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