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Most Wanted: 3 American Fugitives That Could Face Extradition As US-Cuba Diplomatic Ties Resume

By    |   Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:12 PM

As the U.S. and Cuba continue to reopen diplomatic ties, Cuba’s history of protecting fugitives that fled to Cuba from the U.S. during Castro's regime may be the first controversial issue that the two countries have to work out.

According to Fox News, there are around 70 U.S. fugitives that escaped to Cuba. Although the U.S. government does shelter a few wanted Cuban convicts as well, new relations between the two nations could end the estimated 70 fugitives' freedom if they are extradited back to the U.S.

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Here are three of U.S.'s most wanted fugitives that have committed crimes in the U.S., and then later fled to Cuba.

1. Assata Shakur

Convicted for murder and six assault charges after a deadly police shootout when pulled over by officers, Assata Shakur was sentenced to life in prison in 1977, however escaped from prison in 1979 with the help of her friends with the Black Liberation Army.

Shakur was originally born with the name Joanne Chesimard and was paced on the top 10 most wanted terrorist list by the FBI last year, according to The Guardian.

2. Nehanda Abiodun

Nehanda Abiodun has been living in Cuba since 1990 and was suspected of helping Assata escape from prison in 1979.

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Now Abiodun is known to the island nation as the “grandmother” of Cuban hip-hop and has been an adviser to a series of Cuban hip-hop artists, according to The Washington Post.

3. Victor Manuel Gerena

Gerena, long thought to be living in Cuba, is wanted for allegedly committing a Connecticut armored car robbery in 1983 that stole $7 million, the biggest cash grab in U.S. history, according to The New York Times.

The FBI added Victor Manuel Gerena to its most wanted list in 1984. The reward for information leading to Gerena's arrest stands at $1M. The FBI last updated his wanted poster in 2004.

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As the U.S. and Cuba continue to reopen diplomatic ties, Cuba’s history of protecting fugitives from the U.S. during Castro's regime may be the first controversial issue that the two countries have to work out. Here are three of U.S.'s most wanted fugitives that fled to Cuba.
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