The Cuban spy at the center of the Obama-Castro deal

On Wednesday, the ringleader of La Red Avispa — a group of Cuban undercover agents who sneaked into South Florida in the 1990s and were arrested by the FBI for spying for Fidel Castro’s government — and two of his associates were released from U.S. prisons and returned home as national heroes. The release is part of a deal between Cuba and the U.S. that is already provoking a storm of controversy. For some, it is an important step toward what could be a landmark diplomatic agreement. But for anti-Castro hard-liners, the deal is a betrayal and capitulation to communist tyranny.

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