“Albor Ruiz, a prominent Cuban-born journalist whose columns for The Daily News, El Diario and Al Dia News advocated for Latino immigrants and demanded that the United States lift its longstanding trade embargo against his homeland, died on Jan. 8 in Homestead, Fla. He was 80….Mr. Ruiz returned to his homeland several times. In 2000, he covered the intense battle between Cuba and the United States over custody of Elian Gonzalez, who had fled Cuba as a 5-year-old boy in late November 1999 with his mother, who drowned on the way to Florida. …Soon after Elián’s return to Cuba in the summer of 2000, Mr. Ruiz described his personal connection to the boy, whose move back to Cuba he had championed.”
All of the above is perfectly true, New York Times. But you “overlooked” some important items, and from some pretty impressive sources To wit:
From Senate hearings titled: The Role of Cuba in International Terrorism and Subversion, Intelligence Activities of the DGI, Feb. 26, 1982, US Senate Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism , Feb. 26 , 1982: SWORN TESTIMONY OF SERGIO PINON AND DANIEL BENITEZ, SPECIAL AGENTS, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT:
“Cuban agent Hildo Romeo pointed out (to us) that Albor Ruiz was a member of the DGI (Cuba’s KGB-founded and mentored intelligence service) , and also a member of the Antonio Maceo Brigade.
“The Antonio Maceo Brigade, we believe, is specifically sponsored and headed by the Cuban DGI. Much of the DGI penetration has been done by front groups organized by Cuban intelligence…Among them are the Center for Cuban Studies, The Cuban-American Committee for the Normalization of Relations with Cuba and the Antonio Maceo Brigade.
From other Cuban intelligence defectors:
“Manuel Espinosa singled out Albor Ruiz….Napoleon Vilaboa….Manuel de Dios Unanue and Gerardo Moreno as (Castro) agents.”
“Cuban DGI captain, Jesus Perez Mendez, defected in 1983 and informed that the DGI controls the Antonio Maceo Brigade.”
Albor Ruiz often penned glowing tributes to the (DGI-created and handled) Antonio Maceo Brigade (top left), but none of the media eulogies to him this week, mention that he was also a founding member! (on right Ruiz colleague and founding member of the Antonio Maceo Brigade, Andres Gomez–on one of his frequent trips to totalitarian Cuba–which he enters and exits at will– posing with his idol as backdrop.)
Top left: note the Beatlemania look on the Antonio Maceo members in Cuba during a personal audience with the Stalinist mass-murderer whose lifelong obsession was the destruction of the country that gave them refuge!
Now scroll down to the Rs in this list of Antonio Maceo Brigade members and whom do we find but Albor Salazar Ruiz!.
(Special thanks for much of the above info to the late and greatly-missed Prof. Tony De la Cova)