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Fallece en EE.UU Florentino Aspillaga ex agente de inteligencia de Cuba. La tiranía Castrista

 Fallece agente cubano que se entregó a la CIA en 1987

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Fallece en EE.UU ex agente de inteligencia de Cuba Florentino Aspillaga

Los analistas consideran que el régimen de la isla tardó décadas en recuperarse del golpe que supuso para sus servicios de inteligencia la deserción de Aspillaga.

Por Tomás N. Regalado
22 de octubre de 2018

Este lunes falleció exiliado en EE.UU el famoso ex agente de inteligencia del régimen cubano, Florentino Aspillaga Lombard, aquejado de complicaciones del corazón.

Aspillaga Lombard encabezó el personal de la Dirección General de Inteligenciade Cuba en su embajada en Checoslovaquia.

Pero el 6 de junio 1987 cruzó la frontera con Austria y se entregó a diplomáticos de los Estados Unidos en Viena.

(Florentino Aspillaga.)

Aspillaga había servido en los rangos de élite de la inteligencia castrista e incluso había recibido una recomendación personal del dictador Fidel Castro.

Después de que Aspillaga comenzó a trabajar con la CIA, expuso inmediatamente a docenas de agentes dobles cubanos, que se habían infiltrado en las instituciones de inteligencia, políticas y culturales estadounidenses, así como en varios grupos anticastristas.

Muchos de estos agentes dobles cubanos habían estado operando durante más de dos décadas, infligiendo un daño incalculable a los Estados Unidos.

Asimismo los analistas consideran que el régimen de la isla tardó décadas en recuperarse del golpe que supuso para sus servicios de inteligencia la deserción de Aspillaga.

Florentino Aspillaga Lombard vivía en los Estados Unidos y tenía 71 años al morir.


Florentino Azpillaga Lombard y el ex Caìtán de la DGI  Enrique García. Fotos y comentario añadido  por el bloguista de Baracutey Cubano.


From The Washington Post


March 21, 1988

The Central Intelligence Agency has been keeping under wraps an embarrassing Cuban spy who defected to the United States last June.

The reason is simple. The spy, Maj. Florentino Aspillaga Lombard, has told the CIA during intensive debriefings that nearly every spy the CIA has recruited in Cuba since the early 1960s has been a double agent, loyal to dictator Fidel Castro.

Aspillaga headed the Cuban General Directorate of Intelligence (DGI) staff in their Czechoslovakian embassy. He left his office in an embassy car on June 6, drove across the border to Austria and turned himself over to U.S. diplomats in Vienna.

(Florentino Aspillaga Lombard)

The U.S. government often trots defectors around like prizes, but it was weeks before word of Aspillaga's defection leaked out. And when he was finally produced in public, it was not to a battery of journalists, but to the tame questioning of an official arm of the U.S. government: Radio Marti, the station that Voice of America beams to Cuba.

What he had to say in those programs was fascinating, but fluff. The best part was unspoken.

He charged that the Castro regime is corrupt. He claimed Castro has a $4.2 million Swiss bank account, that his four children live in luxury in Moscow, and that Castro has lavish homes in Cuba's 14 provinces, yachts, and so on.

In a time of housing shortages, Aspillaga said "hundreds of houses" were confiscated for use by Castro's security guards and aides in Havana.

The most important scoop from Aspillaga was not for public consumption. In top-secret debriefings, he has described in embarrassing detail the Cuban penetration of the CIA's anti-Castro operations.

Aspillaga has spilled enough names and dates that CIA sources know he is telling the truth when he says that most of their agents were loyal to Castro from the beginning or were later turned by the DGI. He maintains this has been the case since the Bay of Pigs fiasco in 1961.

Fabricated information from those double agents was eaten up by the CIA and passed on to Presidents Reagan, Carter and Ford, according to our CIA sources. The CIA now must reevaluate its view of Castro to separate truth from fiction.

By contrast, another Cuban spy who defected nine days before Aspillaga had the red carpet rolled out.

Gen. Rafael del Pino was allowed to speak at length in public about Cuba's involvement in Angola, revealing that 10,000 Cubans had either died or disappeared in that country.

Del Pino said Cuba had sent 40,000 troops to Angola to reduce unemployment, to punish insubordinate and inferior officers, and to pay back debts to the Soviets.

Aspillaga's spicy stories about corruption and high living in the Castro regime are golden propaganda, too, but if the CIA makes a big deal out of his revelations, that will give credibility to Aspillaga's more important news that the CIA was lead around by the nose by Castro for at least two decades