A Salvadoran man jailed in Cuba in link with a string of 1990s lodge bombings says he told a U.S. prosecutor that he got explosive and money in a straight line from a previous CIA operative now on trial in Texas, and that he is willing to give evidence against him.
Otto Rene Rodriguez told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Tuesday that he customary dominant C-4 explosive and $2,000 in cash unswervingly from Luis Posada Carriles to carry out an Aug. 3, 1997, bombing at Havana's Melia Cohiba hotel. He was captured trying to come into the country on a successive trip with 1.5 kilos (3.3 pounds) of C-4 that Posada had given him, he said.
"Honestly, looking me in the eyes he cannot say he doesn't be acquainted with me," Rodriguez said. "He does be acquainted with me. He used me like a tool."
Posada, 82, is not on trial in a straight line for the bombing movement, other than rather for allegedly lying about his participation to federal establishment during migration hearings after he sneaked into the U.S. in March 2005.
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