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November 28, 2006

Jose Varela Posts $75,000 Bail

The cartoonist who closed down the Miami Herald Building last week by barricading himself in an editor's office with what looked like a gun and making threats as to what he might do with it, is free this morning after posting bail yesterday. The article notes that he's been charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, which is strange only in that it was a toy gun. Although the initial claim was that Jose Varela acted to expose a conflict of interest at the Herald's publications regarding the treatment of Cuban exiles, news over the weekend described Varela as someone motivated more by personal troubles than political concerns.
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