Web of Terror: The Cuban link
By Chris Thornton
CUBA has emerged as a point of common interest for Basque separatists
and Irish republicans.
And the Caribbean country has emerged as central to American views of
possible international terror links that bring ETA and the IRA together.
The US State Department listed the presence of Sinn Fein's Niall Connolly
the country as one of the reasons for citing Fidel Castro's government this
week as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Cuba, visited by Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams last December, is one
seven countries identified as fomenting terrorism in other states.
Connolly is listed in the same report as an IRA member. He is currently
awaiting trial in Colombia with two other republicans, after being arrested
travelling on a false passport from an area controlled by FARC guerillas.
The Americans said Cuba is also harbouring 20 ETA activists and members