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Terror suspect in US troop bombing is a migrant caravan organizer

Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa, originally from Honduras, was granted political asylum status in 1987 and has lived in Mexico for the past 30 years. Seated at the El Barretal shelter, Guerrero joined the migrants caravan in Cordoba, just south of Mexico City, on November 4, 2018. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
December 13, 2018

A new report has revealed that one of the Central American migrant caravan leaders is an accused terrorist.

Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa, who organized a migrant march on the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana this week, was the primary suspect in a 1987 bombing that injured six U.S. troops in Honduras, The Daily Caller reported Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Ulloa led a group of 100 migrants to the U.S. Consulate office in Tijuana, where they demanded the Trump Administration grant them entry into the U.S. or pay them each $50,000 to return home, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

“It may seem like a lot of money to you,” Ulloa said on Tuesday. “But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”

His participation in the caravan’s efforts have been well-documented on his Facebook page.

A New York Times story from 1987 reported that Ulloa was the suspect named behind the August 1987 incident in which a bomb was planted in a Chinese restaurant in Honduras, injuring six U.S. troops and a Honduras civilian.

Ulloa fled to Mexico, where he received permanent asylum. U.S. officials protested Mexico’s decision, to which Mexico dismissed concerns on the account that then-22-year-old Ulloa was a “freedom fighter” who faced persecution over his political beliefs.

A December 1987 Congressional appropriations bill confirmed Ulloa as a suspected terrorist in their findings on the bombing.

“The bomb was directed at American soldiers and did in fact wound American soldiers and an American contractor,” it said, adding that U.S. service members “were in Honduras assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo.”

“Honduras authorities have named Alfonso Guerrero Ulloa as a suspect in this act of terrorism and have a warrant for his arrest,” the document said.

The document accused the Mexican government of harboring a terrorist in spite of international law, and further called on Mexico to “turn Mr. Guerrero over to the Government of Honduras.”

However, Ulloa asserts he was falsely accused of the crime.

In a Facebook post from July 30, 2017, he lamented over the lack of apology from Honduras and the U.S. over the allegation, and blames Jorge Arturo Reina Idiaquez for being the mastermind in the incident.

In the post, however, he criticized the presence of American bases in Honduras, and indicated that Honduras would be free when “Gringos trash” was removed from Honduras.

He also admitted, “I was a member of the RPF Lorenzo Zelaya.”

Popular Revolutionary Forces-Lorenzo Zelaya was a radical group that admitted to hijacking a Honduran airliner and taking 10 hostages, eight of which were American, the New York Times reported.

A global terrorism report published by the U.S. State Department in April 1990 named the group among Honduran-based “leftist guerrilla groups that have resorted to terrorist attacks.”

“We were revolutionaries but not guerrillas, because we did not have weapons,” Ulloa insisted.