Miami residents are beginning to sound off on Luis Posada Carriles' arrival.
The South Florida papers, the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel are already loaded with commentary. The Sun-Sentinel's single article is counting 76 comments so far, each one a very interesting response. And, the Sentinel is mainly distributed in Broward County. The Miami Herald has done far more reporting and their article on Carriles's arrival is already loaded with 15 pages of commentary!
Local Spanish newspaper Diario Las Americas takes a whole different angle: they quote only Carriles supporters for their story. They title their article "Jubilation in the Cuban Exile for the Release of Posada Carriles." They quote Armando Perez-Roura (president of Carriles fan club), the Secretary General of Alpha 66, and of course Miguel "Bolivarian Youth Killer" Saavedra of Vigilia Mambisa.
But, today's most interesting feature comes from El Nuevo Herald (Miami Herald version aimed at Spanish speakers). Their reporter on Cuba, Wlfredo Cancio Isla, has an internet poll attached to his article. The poll asks: Is Posada Carriles a terrorist?
So far the results (from 736 votes) show that 59% say yes, and 41% say no.
[Photo by EFE/John Riley]