Subscribe to Cigar Aficionado and receive the digital edition of our Premier issue FREE!

Email this page Print this page
Share this page

The Cuban Spy Connection

An American female intelligence analyst was convicted in March of spying for Cuba for 16 years
CA Staff
From the Print Edition:
Cuban Spy Scandal, May/Jun 02

(continued from page 3)

Others say the real prize in all this, little diminished by the conviction of Montes, is the influence on attitudes of those in the U.S. political establishment towards Cuba. The bottom line there is that the U.S. embargo is still in effect, but emergency relief was allowed last year by the Bush administration after a hurricane devastated parts of Cuba. How much will change now that the war on terrorism seems likely to expand to other countries is anyone's guess.

The potential that fallout from the Montes case will hurt the Cubans probably depends less on the story she told than the one truth that has pervaded the relationship between Cuba and the United States: whenever either needs a bogeyman, the other is always available.

< 1 2 3 4

Share |

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Log In If You're Already Registered At Cigar Aficionado Online

Forgot your password?

Not Registered Yet? Sign up–It's FREE.


Search By:



Cigar Insider

Cigar Aficionado News Watch
A Free E-Mail Newsletter

Introducing a FREE newsletter from the editors of Cigar Aficionado!
Sign Up Today