The Amazing Story of Ana Montes, Cuban Spy

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Jim Popkin (The Washington Post) writes in detail about the rise and fall of Cuban spy Ana Montes, at one time called the “Queen of Cuba” [Reina de Cuba]. He writes: “Ana Montes did much harm spying for Cuba. Chances are, you haven’t heard of her.” Here are excerpts with a link to the full article below:

Ana Montes has been locked up for a decade with some of the most frightening women in America. Once a highly decorated U.S. intelligence analyst with a two-bedroom co-op in Cleveland Park, Montes today lives in a two-bunk cell in the highest-security women’s prison in the nation. Her neighbors have included a former homemaker who strangled a pregnant woman to get her baby, a longtime nurse who killed four patients with massive injections of adrenaline, and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, the Charles Manson groupie who tried to assassinate President Ford. [. …

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