Former U.S. ambassador charged with being an agent for Cuba (NPR)

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    Former U.S. ambassador charged with being an agent for Cuba – By Greg Allen (NPR) / Dec 4, 2023

    A longtime U.S. diplomat who served as ambassador to Bolivia has been arrested and charged with being a clandestine for the Cuban government.

    Victor Manuel Rocha was a State Department employee for more than 20 years. Prosecutors say during that time and in the 20 years since, he acted as an illegal agent for Cuba. He was formally charged today in federal court in Miami.

    Rocha was born in Colombia and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1978. According to the criminal complaint, he began working for the State Department in 1981. Over the next two decades, he held positions at U.S. embassies in Mexico, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Bolivia where he served as ambassador.

    From 1995 to 1997, he was stationed in the U.S. Interest Section in Havana, Cuba.

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