Not content with the revelation that Benito Mussolini was an MI5 agent or that my dad was, according to the Fourth Protocol, an East German agent, it now appears that Fidel Castro’s sister, Juanita, was a CIA agent.
She joins the ranks of most unlikely CIA agents along with Peter Bessell MP.
Apparently she became discontented with the Communist revolution in Cuba and decided to cooperate with the Americans.
She left Cuba in 1964, to live in Mexico, but now lives in Florida, in a neighbourhood called Little Havana.
When she arrived in Mexico she announced that she had defected from Cuba. “I cannot longer remain indifferent to what is happening in my country,” she said. “My brothers Fidel and Raúl have made it an enormous prison surrounded by water. The people are nailed to a cross of torment imposed by international Communism.”
So to be fair it was quite clear for the past 45 years that she was not content with the Cuban Communist utopia, but an interesting tale that she helped the CIA, though clearly not very effectively!
You can read more about this in Monday’s Guardian.