Today in Latin American History
Venezuelan Terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez aka “Carlos the Jackal” was Captured in 1994
Photo: Ilich Ramírez Sánchez
Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez also known as “Carlos the Jackal” was captured in 1994.
While on the run in Sudan, the French and US intelligence agencies offered a number of deals to the Sudanese authorities.
He is currently serving a life sentence in France for the 1975 murder of an informant for the French government and two French counter-intelligence agents.
While in prison he was further convicted of attacks in France that killed 11 and injured 150 people and sentenced to an additional life term.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican Revolutionary forces promulgated the country’s first income tax law in 1814
- Today in LatAm history, silent films created by the Lumiére brothers are shown for the first time in Mexico in 1896
- Today in LatAm history, U.S. Marines invaded Nicaragua to support the U.S.-backed government installed there in 1912