Archive for Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Professor, wife accused of spying for Cuba

January 10, 2006


— A Florida college professor and his wife, a university administrator, were accused in federal court Monday of using their academic positions for decades as cover to spy on Americans for Cuba's communist government.

Carlos Alvarez, 61, a psychology professor at Florida International University, and Elsa Alvarez, 55, used an encryption system to communicate with their handlers via short-wave radio and carried messages to and from Cuba, said federal prosecutor Brian Frazier.

The couple were charged with acting as agents of Fidel Castro without registering with the U.S. government.

Frazier said Alvarez had spied for Cuba since 1977 and his wife since 1982. Neither was charged with the more serious offense of espionage, and FBI agents said there was no evidence they provided classified or military information to Cuba.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 12 years, 3 months ago

Sounds like they bagged a couple of pen pals of some unidentified person(s) in Cuba. I'm sure this action will fend off the otherwising impending invasion of Florida by Cuba-- except that already happened decades ago.

Anyway, I'm sure someday BushCo will reinstall the Mafia to their rightful place as rulers of Cuba, just like they turned Haiti over to armed gangs of thugs rather than let the elected ruler remain in office.

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