The group was taken in by American writer and activist Eldridge Cleaver, who had been permitted by Algeria's Socialist government to open an office of the Black Panther movement in that country in 1970. The Algerian president at the time professed sympathy for what he saw as worldwide liberation struggles.
Wright possessed a Portuguese identity card that said he was born in Guinea-Bissau, a former Portuguese colony in west Africa. A photocopy of the document, shown to AP, bore the name Jose Luis Jorge dos Santos, an alias that US officials said Wright used. The identity card puts his age as 68. It was issued in 1993 and expired in 2004.
Neighbours estimated the family had been in the village for at least 20 years but said they did not mix much with other residents. None of them witnessed Wright's arrest.
Wright married a Portuguese woman, identified by neighbours as 55-year-old Maria do Rosario Valente, the daughter of a retired Portuguese army officer. The couple had two children, Marco and Sara do Rosario Valente, now in their early 20s, who used their mother's last name when they registered for swimming classes at the local pool.
O MARAVILHOSO MUNDO NOVO DO MELHOR ACOLHIMENTO DO MUNDO E DOS "PAPÉIS" QUE NUNCA DEVEM SER COLOCADOS EM CAUSA PORQUE SÃO PASSADOS POR HONESTÍSSIMOS EMISSORES!DESCONFIAR DE PAPÉIS PASSADOS NA GUINÉ BISSAU?ALGUÉM IMAGINA?ESTÃO A VER QUE SE FOSSEM PELO ADN A CHATICE QUE NÃO ERA...LÁ SE IAM OS SUBSÍDIOS PAGOS PELOS XENÓFOBOS!
É ASSIM QUE VAMOS ENRIQUECENDO A CAMINHO DE ÁFRICA...