Cuban Espionage
in the U.S.

 
 
Red Avispa Espionage Case


 

Ana Belen Montes

Marifeli Perez-Stable
   

 
 

   Granma newspaper (Dec. 15, 2001) depicting  U.S. District
   Judge Joan Lenard and Cuban exiles as rats dancing with
   "vengeance."

 

AGENTS AND ACTIVITIES
1,100 Agentes Castristas, Colaboradores y Dialogueros
FBI-DGI collaboration against anti-Castro Cuban exile activists (June 25, 1979)
FBI debriefing of DGI defector Capt. Jesus Raul Perez Mendez (July 13, 1983)
Entrevista de Tomas Relagado con el Mayor Florentino Azpillaga (Junio 1988)
 

ACADEMIC ESPIONAGE IN U.S. UNIVERSITIES
Academic Espionage: U.S. Taxpayer Funding of a Pro-Castro Study (Feb. 1, 1993)
Espionaje academico: Financiamiento de un estudio favorable a Castro (Diario las Americas, marzo 5, 1993)
Their men in higher ed: Working the nexus between government and professoriate (Washington Times, June 18, 2009)
Cuban Intelligence Targeting of Academia (FBI Report, Sept. 2, 2014)
FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spies, Influence Agents (Washington Free Beacon, Sept. 5, 2014)

MIAMI HERALD WHITEWASH OF CUBAN ESPIONAGE IN U.S.
Antonio de la Cova polemic with the Miami Herald on Cuban spies Silvia Wilhelm and Marifeli Perez-Stable
 

BOOKS
Castro Hidalgo, Orlando. Spy For Fidel  (1971)
Riera, Pepita. Servicio de Inteligencia de Cuba Comunista (1966)
Avispas y topos: Espionaje cubano en Estados Unidos (2002)
 

COUNTERINTELLIGENCE

Lt. Col. Christopher Simmons denounces Castro spies
Jose Cohen and Antonio de la Cova on Maria Elvira Live (June 4, 2009)
 

DEFECTOR

Manuel Espinosa
 

Carlos M. Alvarez Sanchez
Elsa Prieto Alvarez

Alvarez Espionage Case
 

Paul Denny Benavides
Mambi Watch and Paul Denny Benavides Unmasked
Paul Denny Benavides of Mambi Watch Gets Hysterical After Being Unmasked
Paul Denny Benavides whines again (May 2008)
 

Alberto Coll

Navy college scholar lied about Cuba trip
Naval Professor Who Lied Gets Probation
La batalla informativa contra Castro
Slander: The assassination of Alberto Coll
The Cuban Military: An Economic Force
Three Ways Bush Makes Castro Happy
Alberto Coll's treachery
World Events Keep Cuba Off U.S. Radar Screen
EJERCITO CUBANO, TRANSICION Y SUCESION
FBI investigated ex-defense official for espionage
 

Martin Jorge Cruz Gomez and Lazaro A. Santana Yaniz
Deposition of FBI agent Vincent Warger (Aug. 9, 1977)

Fichados por el FBI como agentes de la DGI (La Cronica, junio 1986)
 

Mariano Faget

Mariano Faget
 

Fernando Fuentes Coba (June 21, 1928-January 2002)

Arrival in New York from Havana, Sept. 24, 1946
Arrival in New York from Havana
, Dec. 22, 1950
Petition for U.S. Naturalization
, Aug. 3, 1971
Havantur abre agencia en Miami
(El Miami Herald, Mayo 3, 1979)
Terminan las operaciones de la Havanatur en E.U. (El Miami Herald, Nov. 29, 1979)
Monopolio de Havanatur le produjo $70,000,000 en 1979
(El Miami Herald, Enero 20, 1980)
Acusanlo de entregar a del Pino
(El Miami Herald, Feb. 6, 1980)
Achacan acto de incendio a Omega 7
(El Miami Herald, Feb. 25, 1981)
Presentan nuevos cargos a Fuentes Coba (El Miami Herald, Mayo 21, 1982)
Sigue negocio de vuelos a Cuba
(El Miami Herald, Julio 6, 1982)
Citan envio de dinero a Cuba en juicio de AAC
(El Miami Herald, Nov. 17, 1982)
Fuentes solicita anulacion de juicio, (El Miami Herald, Dic. 4, 1982)
Air Charter Official Gets 1-Year Sentence (Miami Herald, Dec. 15, 1982)
Un año a presidente de la AAC (El Miami Herald, Dic. 15, 1982)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh District, Aug. 13, 1984

Businessman's appeal rejected (Miami Herald, Feb. 20, 1985)
Plane Used by Defector Once Belonged to Hialeah Charter Airline (Miami Herald, May 30, 1987)
Clinton Presidential Pardon denied, Oct. 2000
 

MAX EDGARDO LESNICK MENENDEZ

Max Edgardo Lesnick Menendez


Pedro Ramon Lopez & Teresa Saldise


PEDRO RAMÓN LÓPEZ: SOCIOS, TESTAFERROS Y NEGOCIOS DEL CASTRISMO EN EL EXTERIOR
Ex Banquera de Miami Va a Misa . . . En Cuba
'Granma' Acusa a Exiliado de Ser Agente de la CIA
Saldise Evade Cita en Corte
Colegio Suspende Dos Abogados
Gobierno Demanda a Ex Funcionaria de General Bank
Saldise y Lopez: Incognita de Una Pareja en Desgracia
Confiscados Bienes de Aseguradora
Juez Concede Libertad a Aseguradores
Saldise Reelegida Presidenta de Museo
22 Officials of Cuban Museum Quit
License For WFAB Radio Awarded After Long Battle
 

Walter Kendall Myers and
Gwendolyn Steingraber Myers

U.S. Charges Couple With Spying for Cuba
D.C. couple spied for Cuba for decades, feds say
Couple charged with spying for Cuba
2 Cuban spies believed to be 'true believers'
Respuesta ridícula a una derrota
Castro questions timing of Cuban spy arrests
Judge Orders Alleged Spies Held Without Bail
Couple accused of being Cuban spies to remain in jail
Newest spy case could hamper U.S.-Cuba talks
U.S. now has zero tolerance for Cuban spies
The curious case of alleged Cuban spy Kendall Myers
Couple accused of being Cuban spies seek house arrest
Couple’s Capital Ties Said to Veil Spying for Cuba
Spying for Fidel: The Inside Story of Kendall and Gwen Myers

Ex-U.S. official, wife plead guilty in Cuba spy case
U.S. agent for Cuba gets life in prison
Former U.S. official, wife admit to 30 years of spying for Cuba
Statement of Offense Elements and Factual Offer in Support of Guilty Plea of Walter Kendall Myers, Nov, 17, 2009
Statement of Offense Elements and Factual Offer in Support of Guilty Plea of Gwendolyn Myers, Nov. 17, 2009
 

Lisandro Oscar Perez

Lisandro Perez
 

Albert Otto Poland Azoy (March 25, 1936-Feb. 16, 2011)

Tipo sospechoso
Otto Poland: Fichado por la policia como agente castrista de la DGI (Cronica Grafica, Oct. 1987, No. 141)
Fallece uno de los fundadores de la revista cubana “Disidente Universal” (Diario las Americas, Feb. 18, 2011)

Carlos Rivero Collado

Carlos Rivero Collado
 
Raul Varandela Estevez

Cubans' Arrest in Mexico May Strain Close Ties
, New York Times, Oct. 9, 1983, 14
Rumores Sobre Diplomaticos Cubanos Presos en Mexico, Diario las Americas, Oct. 11, 1983, 1
Declaraciones de Raul Varandela Estevez y Duney Perez Alamo
Exiliado niega vinculacion con castristas, El Miami Herald, Oct. 21, 1983, 1

Entrevista por Gloria Gil, Nov. 1983


Jose Napoleon Vilaboa de Llerena

Jose Napoleon Vilaboa de Llerena
 

Silvia "Flippity" Wilhelm

Silvia Wilhelm deposition, June 15, 2009, 10:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Silvia Wilhelm vs. Chris Simmons, Case 08-23363 (Dec. 4, 2008)
Plaintiff's Notice of Serving Answers to Defendant's First Set of Interrogatories (May 26, 2009)
Defendant's Response to Motion for Protective Order and Objection to Subpoena Duces Tecum Directed to Coconut grove Bank (July 8, 2009)
Plaintiff's Fact Witness List for Trial (July 23, 2009)
Agreed Notice of Resolution and Request to Abate Proceedings for 40 Days (Aug. 26, 2009)
Miamian, embargo foe, sues author for 'spy' claims
Exiliada presenta demanda por difamación contra veterano cazador de espías cubanos
Defamation suit settled in Cuban 'agent' case
Antonio de la Cova polemic with the Miami Herald on Cuban spies Silvia Wilhelm and Marifeli Perez-Stable
 

Nelson Pablo Yester Garrido
Former Cuban Intelligence Officer Appears in South African Court
Ex-Cuban spy applies for bail
Cuban 'smuggler' marks time
Cuban 'drug lord' in SA court
 

1970-1979
Aldereguia claims FBI framed him to get to WFC president
Aldereguia once worked with FBI
Castro Fishing Fleet Used in Subvesion
Castro Planned Raid on Nixon
Castro's spies prowl Miami, defector says
Cuban Secret Police Letter to Spy in Miami Is Found
Cuban Spy Link to Ford, Reagan Death Plot Probed
FBI Asserts Cuba Aided Weathermen
How Fidel Castro Exports Revolution
Informant Says Cuban Spy Aided Terrorists in Ford Murder Plot
Plot Gave Excuse to Kick Out Agents

1980-1990
Agents seize satellite equipment bought by Cuban U.N. diplomat
Businessman's appeal rejected
Castro agents on Miami force, says Carollo
Castro Plan to Destabilize U.S. may be Broadening
Cuban defected?
Cuban Diplomats Expelled for Trade Violations
Cuban envoy expelled for luring illicit trade
Cuban Intelligence has finger in many pies - but record is mixed
Cuban Spies at the U.N.
Cubans Admit to Visa Lies
Cubans' Arrest in Mexico May Strain Close Ties
Customs: Computers on boat may be linked to smuggling network
Dead 'exile' was my spy, Castro says
Did Learjet plan illegal Cuba sales?
Espionaje castrista en Alpha-66
Ex-Spy Blames CIA For Arrest in Cuba
Exile: I was mastermind of Mariel
F.B.I. Agent Says Cuba Officials at U.N. Instructed Weathermen
FBI Identifies Cubans as Spies
FBI set a high-tech trap that snared Cuban diplomat
FBI suspends agent in spy case
Informants scuttle plots against Cuba
Man held in grenade attack linked to alleged Cuban spy
Mystery Cuban found in Keys classified 'top secret'
Smuggling network ships hi-tech to Levis
Sources: Mexico ousted Cubans
Spies in Miami?
3 Cuban Nationals Suspected of Spying Are Arrested by FBI
2 Cuban Diplomats Expelled From Mexico
Two Cuban diplomats ordered out of U.S.
U.S. charges espionage, boots 2 Cuba diplomats
U.S. Concerned About Castro Spymaster
U.S.: Defection forces shakeup of Cuba's spies
U.S. expels 2 Cuban diplomats
U.S. expels 2 Cubans at U.N., claims spying
U.S. says 2 Cuban diplomats were spies
 

1991-1999
Accused leader in shootdown ran Cuban drug probe
Alleged Cuban spies did little damage, Pentagon says
Alleged Cuban spies had escape plan, attorneys say
Castro agents in Miami cited by U.S. grand jury
Castro moles dig deep, not just into exiles
Couple admit role in Cuban spy ring
Crackdown may signal new tactics
FBI: Suspected Cuban spies' plans found on computer disks
Feds arrest 10 on Cuba-spying charge
Gerardo Hernandez
Identities of 3 accused spies still elude feds
In rare admission, Castro says Cuba has dispatched spies across U.S.
John Doe' spying suspect identified
Juan Pablo Roque
Jury selection begins in suspected spy's trial
Lawyer in Cuba spy tale clears security for U.S. nomination
Miscues blamed on military's takeover of Cuban spy agency
Move may be tied to spying probe
No one can match U.S. spying, Cuba retorts
Prosecutors seek to withhold papers
Purported spy visited Miami often as courier
Relatives: Charges fall short
Shadowing of Cubans a classic spy tale
Spies among us
Spy bashes exiles, talks of uncertain future in Cuba
Spy ring for Cuba uncovered
3 Cuban Diplomats Ordered Out of U.S. For Spying
Three Cuban Diplomats Ordered Out of U.S. for Alleged Espionage
10 Accused of Spying for Cuba
10 Arrested On Charges Of Spying For Cuba
10 charged with spying for Cuba
10 charged with spying for Cuba in Miami
Ten Cubans are accused of being spies for Castro
Top spy planned Brothers ambush
U.S. cracks alleged Cuban ring, arrests 10
U.S. hopes Cuba relations survive 'spy' expulsion
U.S. orders expulsion of Cubans
U.S. senator opposes alleged spy as envoy
U.S. tries to tie espionage case to planes' downing
U.S. Weighs Expulsion Of 3 Cuban Diplomats
Witness: I was a Castro spy in foundation

2000-2006
Cuban Espionage Activities Against the U.S.
A Document by Cuban Spy Talks of Acts Against C.I.A.
As Spat Grows, Cuba Accuses U.S. of Meddling
Cuba Denies Charges About Diplomats
Cuban agent eyeing asylum is sent home
Cuban envoys told to leave
Cuban spy in U.S. for debriefings
Ex espia denuncia desde La Habana al grupo de Bin Laden
Former Cuban intelligence officer arrested in Dade
Hollywood y el espia que engañó a Miami
Infamous ex-CIA agent Philip Agee resurfaces in Cuba
Infiltration, seduction among Cuban spy tactics in U.S.
Informe de un ex oficial de la inteligencia cubana
Mexico Returns Diplomat To Cuba
Migrants' flight may help Cuban spy's ex-wife, too
U.S. Moves to Expel 4 Cuban Diplomats
U.S. Tells Mexico To Protect Ex-Spy
We don't spy, Cuban envoy to Mexico says
White House Wary of Cuba's Little Spy Engine That Could
Cuestionan a presunto ex espia cubano
Spy work celebrated at museum in Havana
Film: Cuban secret service organized JFK's murder
Spy culture takes toll on exiles' psyche
Schools face ban on trips to Cuba
 

Espias convictos confirmaran que Aboy era correo de la Red Avispa
Spy suspect denies role for Castro
Judge won't let Cuban spy suspect post bond
En huelga de hambre un acusado de ser agente castrista
Detainee on hunger strike
Juez rompe huelga de hambre de Aboy
Wife: Detainee on hunger strike was force-fed
Official: Cuba cooperation eased deportation
 

2007-09
Lawmakers warn of spies among us
Ex-CIA Agent Philip Agee Dead in Cuba
U.S. spy asked to help Cuba
La Habana trató de espiar en 1999 a líderes cubanoamericanos
Cuban spies' ranks on rise in state
Spy catcher claims four are agents for Cuba
Informant denies being a Cuban agent
Oficial de contrainteligencia de EEUU denuncia a tres presuntos espías cubanos
Oficial de EEUU ratifica acusación de espionaje castrista
Cuban spies' shortwave radios go undetected

2010
Cuban romance haunts nominee for U.S. ambassador to El Salvador
Joe Navarro y los secretos de su profesión: Confesiones de un espía del FBI
 

2013
Woman indicted in Cuba spy case is in Sweden and out of U.S. reach