The “Cuba Experts” will shamelessly tell you that the Castro dictatorship in Cuba is completely harmless and no threat whatsoever to the U.S. and for that reason, they assure us, they should be removed from the State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terror. Why wouldn’t they? It’s their job.
Reality, however, tells a different story.
Via Venezuela’s EL UNIVERSAL:
WikiLeaks: Cuban spies support Chávez’s regime
Cuban spies with direct access to President Hugo Chávez play a key role in supporting his regime. These spies constantly inform the president on the opposition’s moves, any rumors in the barracks and any sign of potential treason within revolutionary lines, say reports from WikiLeaks quoted by the New Herald.
These reports include information from the United States Department of State and analysis from the private intelligence firm Stratfor. They are proof of Chávez’s extremely high dependence on Cuban intelligence services.
According to these cables, Havana strengthened the intelligence services at Chávez’s disposal as Head of State by training and indoctrinating his employees. But, in addition, it supplied thousands of agents that operate freely in Venezuela monitoring the opposition and detecting any risk of insurrection within the National Armed Forces. “That is why Chávez owes so much to (Cuba),” stated an analyst from Stratfor.
The Cuban infiltration was also reported by the Embassy of the United States in Caracas, according to another cable.