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    Surprise: How CIA Agents in Cuba Turned Out to be Castro’s Intelligence Officers

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    Cuban pediatrician Eduardo Sagaro was recruited into the CIA in the late 1970s to conduct surveillance on Havana’s domestic and foreign operations. Unbeknownst to the agency, Sagara was one of a number of Cubans working as a double agent, feeding information from Washington to intelligence agencies in Havana.

    Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear spoke with Sagaro about his experience, as he gives insight into US plans to dismantle the Cuban revolution.

    ​A second-generation doctor, Sagaro graduated from the University of Havana in 1968, and has been practicing medicine for nearly 50 years. He said that the CIA was interested in him because he received his primary education in American schools, was able to speak English, and that his father was a Cuban government functionary in the National Health System and the Academy of Sciences.

    Sagaro said, "I was contacted by [Cuban] intelligence forces, they asked if I would agree to work as an agent, and I told them I had no reason to say no. They prepared me and sent me as bait abroad. And the CIA took interest in me, and after a long period of time, about a year, they decided to recruit me." 

    Sagaro explained that the CIA was mainly interested in health issues in Cuba and Cuba’s involvement in the Angola war for independence against Portugal. Trained by engineers sent from the US, the double-agent communicated with agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia, by encoded radio transmissions, smuggling in codes in secret compartments in his shoes and wallet.

    He said that the agency inquired about the National Health System’s response to diseases that were at the time becoming issues in Cuba including Hepatitis B and conjunctivitis. 

    Loud & Clear host Brian Becker asked, "Were they carrying out biological weapons systems against the Cuban revolution?"

    Sagaro said, "I think that they were," and added, "they were also interested on the impact of those epidemics. How were the emergency department and the hospitals? Were the medicines available? Where was the Cuban government bringing chemicals against mosquitos? And why did they want to know?"

    When asked if he thought that the CIA was actually interested in curing disease in Cuba, Sagaro laughingly replied, "Not probably."


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      With the help of Castro, of course, the 6th or 7th richest person on Earth, as widely reported at the time.
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      jasin reply toelsa.zardini(Show commentHide comment)
      elsa.zardini, They say the same thing about Putin and Patriarch Kirill and anyone else the globalists despise. Interesting how we know for sure what the CIA does these days in Syria and elsewhere, torture chambers, but some would never think the CIA back then would do such a thing.

      Some also even say the Castro was a CIA agent, anything to try and discredit Castro.
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      elsa.zardiniin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, Your conclusion is incorrect. It is not to discredit Castro. It is just a historical fact. Terrorism, meaning what today we understand by it as we are witnessing it, started in Latin American countries under the leadership of Castro and of his second, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, whom I personally knew in my native Argentina. All Terrorists at the time in Latin America had publicly Castro and Guevara as their leaders. This is an irrefutable fact.
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      Danin reply toelsa.zardini(Show commentHide comment)
      elsa.zardini, one's terrorists are others' freedom fighters. The differnce comes in their objective; while Castro's 'terrorist' fight for the freedom and independence of the masses, US's terrorists fight for the interest of the Corporations.
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      elsa.zardiniin reply toDan(Show commentHide comment)
      Dan, "masses"???
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