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Ex CIA-operative's Trial Expected To Resume Friday

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - The perjury trial of an ex-CIA operative is expected to resume Friday after being suspended two days because of snow, ice and frigid temperatures.

Cuba-born Luis Posada Carriles is facing 11 counts of perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud. He is accused of lying during immigration hearings in El Paso about how he sneaked into the U.S. in 2005, and about planning 1997 hotel bombings in Havana.

The U.S. District Court in El Paso was closed Tuesday and Wednesday because of weather, along with schools and other government buildings. The roads were largely ice-free by late Thursday, however, and the city mostly returned to normal.

The 82-year-old Posada is an anti-communist militant considered the nemesis of former Cuba President Fidel Castro.