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Ana B. Montes
Ana Belén Montes is a former American senior analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency who, from 1985 to 2001, handed over U.S. military secrets to Cuba. On September 21, 2001, she was arrested and subsequently charged with conspiracy to commit espionage for the government of Cuba.
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Call Number: UB271.C92 M65 2007
Publication Date: 2007-03-05
Podcast-- The Queen of Cuba
Queen of Cuba
On February 24, 1996, Cuban fighter jets shot down two small planes operated by Brothers to the Rescue, an organization in Florida that tried to spot refugees fleeing Cuba in boats. A strange chain of events preceded the shoot-down, and people in the intelligence business turned to a rising star in the Defense Intelligence Agency, Ana Montes. Montes was known around Washington as the “Queen of Cuba” for her insights into the Castro regime. But what Montes’ colleagues eventually found out about her shook their sense of trust to the core.