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Castro dictatorship assigns new diplomatic head in Washington D.C.

The Castro dictatorship has assigned a new diplomatic head to its Cuban Interests Section in Washington D.C. Although it is called a diplomatic mission, in reality, this office -- among other nefarious activities -- oversees the Cuban regime's propaganda operations in the U.S. and is the headquarters for their spy recruitment efforts.

Via Café Fuerte (my translation):

Cuba appoints new diplomatic representative in Washington
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Jose R. Cabañas

Since November 1st, the Cuban government has a new player heading their Interests Section in Washington: José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez.

Cabañas  replaced Jorge Bolaños Suarez, who spent four years and nine months as a diplomat in the United States during the era of Barack Obama. The replacement is a former assistant to Bolaños when her served as Vice Minister of Foreign Relations.

Cabañas belongs to a new group of diplomats forged in Cuba and with previous ties to his predecessor, who is 75 years old. It appears to indicate that their work will remain within the same path with expectations of what steps Obama could take in regards to Cuba.

The change has practically garnered no media coverage. The farewell party for Bolaños took place this past October 10th with a reception where 30 anti-embargo activists, academics, and sympathizers of the Cuban regime attended.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

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