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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Cuba Seeks Execution

MEXICO CITY -- Cuba will seek the death penalty for a former soldier from El Salvador accused of carrying out a string of bombings at tourist hotels in Havana, the Cuban attorney general said Tuesday.


It was the first official indication that Cuba would seek the death penalty for the suspect in the bombings that killed an Italian tourist, wounded three people and threatened to damage Cuba's thriving tourist industry, which brings in badly needed hard currency to the Communist-ruled island.