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Fidel Castro's sister: "I worked with CIA in Cuba"

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posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:00 AM

Fidel Castro's sister: "I worked with CIA in Cuba"

Juanita Castro, younger sister of Fidel and Raul Castro, is publishing her memoirs "Fidel and Raul, My Brothers, the Secret History". Included will be the details of her being approached by and then working with the CIA against the Cuban dictator.

After initially supporting Fidel Castro's 1959 Revolution that toppled dictator Fulgencio Batista in Cuba, Juanita Castro said she became disillusioned by the way her elder brother was executing opponents and moving the island toward communism.

"I began to become disenchanted when I saw so much injustice," she said in an interview with Collins broadcast by Univision-Noticias 23.

Juanita Castro said that from her house in Havana, she had worked to shelter and help those who were being persecuted by Fidel Castro's government. "My situation in Cuba became delicate because of my activity against the regime," she said. - Pascal Fletcher, Reuters

The entire report:

Fidel Castro's sister: "I worked with CIA in Cuba"

This is truly a remarkable woman who took personal risks for the love of her country. That she went against and alienated her family in the process is not untypical of many Cuban expatriates.

Juanita and Fidel Castro have rarely seen eye to eye. She said that in the the 1960s and 1970s she often criticized her brother over the thousands of political prisoners in Cuban jails or for what she called general subversion by Cuba throughout Latin America.

In October 1968, six years after she left Cuba and nine years after the revolution that put Fidel in power, Juanita Castro took to the Miami airwaves and denounced her brother's government as "bankrupt, absolutist tyranny." - From CNN, August 3, 2006

The entire CNN report:

Sister says Castro getting better

Though she still opposes her older brother's politics, Juanita Castro said she is concerned about him.

"The blood, it's very strong," she said. "He's my brother; I am worried that he is suffering." - CNN, August 3, 2006

One can only imagine the inner turmoil she has experienced for decades.

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 04:07 AM
This is not shocking, nor is it new information, we have known for a long time that the CIA was doing dirty deeds over there.

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 07:21 AM
The CIA blew more money on recruiting cubans than any other venture. Little did they know that meny CIA recruits were actually working for the DGI, Castro's intelligence service. This is why 5 attempts at assassination failed and the bay of pigs as well. The CIA has been the singularly greatest waster of tax money in American history. Castro's sister was probably a double agent, it must be nice to get paid twice for basically doing nothing. It might even be the original entitlement program.

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 09:17 AM

Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Castro's sister was probably a double agent, it must be nice to get paid twice for basically doing nothing. It might even be the original entitlement program.

That's just conjecture and her "apparent" lifestyle as well as her unwavering stance has not hinted at that. Also, if she were a double why draw attention to yourself after decades undetected? That something is possible does not mean everything is as we would like it to be to fullfill our suspicions. If she were a double agent she had more to fear living in Miami than Cuba. Perhaps time will tell on your suspicion. I take her at face value for now. Sometimes a duck is just a duck.

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 06:55 PM
Her story is an important one and her testimony should be a clarion call to the world, as if the murders of 100 million is not enough.

Of course, she will be shouted down by the left who will do anything possible to interject noise into the discussion.

It is doubtful that either the US or Cuba will confirm her role in espionage, but that shouldn't matter.

She was there and she knows what happened.

She didn't have to escape Cuba, but she did.

"Did I feel remorse about betraying Fidel by agreeing to meet with his enemies? No, for one simple reason: I didn't betray him. He betrayed me," she wrote.

"He betrayed the thousands of us who suffered and fought for the revolution that he had offered, one that was generous and just and would bring peace and democracy to Cuba, and which, as he himself had promised, would be as 'Cuban as palm trees'," she wrote.

posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 07:28 PM
reply to post by GradyPhilpott

Thanks for that Grady. I had not seen that quote or the link. Perhaps she had at first been tempted by the false promises of "Democratic Socialism". The world learned quickly while following the Cuban odyssey. Prior to Castro there were foreign businesses taking advantage of Cuba and following Castro there was Castro taking advantage of Cuba. The needs of the one outweighed the needs of all in his mind. The classic "my way or the highway" scenario on steroids. The difference was and is prior to Castro Cubans were not risking their lives escaping their homeland on makeshift rafts. It goes on still and that speaks loud and clear as to the promises of socialism.

In the US we currently have a unique situation where both select corporate entities and our government are taking advantage of the citizens. They are in league despite their claims to the contrary. Their actions are incriminating and the shame of it all is we must present evidence to prove this criminal behavior to one of these co-conspirators. We have our work cut out.


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