Spilled Beans: A defector bares Cuban secrets

A defector bares Cuban secrets

Fidel Castro celebrated his 61st birthday last week, but the public greetings extended by a former comrade-in-arms could not have been welcome. In two programs beamed repeatedly to Cuba on U.S.-sponsored Radio Marti, Florentino Aspillaga Lombard, 40, a soft-spoken and much decorated major in the Cuban intelligence service, told of his defection to the U.S. out of disgust and frustration with the Castro regime. He minced no words in accusing the Cuban leadership of corruption, decadence and abuse of power, and promised to blow the cover off Cuban intelligence operations.

According to U.S. officials, Aspillaga walked off his job as Cuba's...

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