Cuban Exile Group to Stop Delgado and the Espionage Network

A Cuban exile group is off to Washington to demonstrate in front of the Cuban Interests Section

By Hank Tester and Karen Franklin
|  Thursday, Feb 23, 2012  |  Updated 10:44 PM EDT
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A Cuban exile group is off to Washington to demonstrate in front of the Cuban Interests Section.

A Cuban exile group is off to Washington to demonstrate in front of the Cuban Interests Section.

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A Cuban exile group is off to Washington to demonstrate in front of the Cuban Interests Section.

It has been one year since Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo died of a hunger strike, and 16 years since the shoot down of the Brothers to the Rescue plane.

The Brothers to the Rescue was best known for rescuing rafters and other humanitarian missions.

New information about the Cuban espionage network that engineered the Brothers to the Rescue shoot down was released Thursday.

“Here is, for the first time, the picture of the chief of the Cuban intelligence apparatus. His name is Eduardo Delgado," said Luis Rodriquez, a researcher for the Cuban Liberty Council, a Cuban exile organization.

Speaking at the offices of the Cuban Liberty Council, Dominquez said he is a researcher with important information about the Cuban espionage network.

He has pictures of the MiG-29 that shot down the Brothers to the Rescue, pictures of the two machetes that signified the shoot-down and photos of the general that ordered it. Dominguez also has the address and phone number of Cuban spy Juan Pablo Roque.

“Let this be a message to all those, not only them, that one day the Castro regime will cease to exist and they will have to respond to Cuban justice and to U.S. justice," said Ninoska Perez, the executive director of the Cuban Liberty Council.

Meanwhile, the Cuban intelligence operation is still in high gear, and is operated out of a nondescript Havana home.

Experts say that the operation has fully recovered since federal agents took down the Red Wasp Network.

"He directed the Wasp network in this country," Dominguez said about Delgado. "He planned the whole thing.”

Delgado’s M-19 operation targets South Florida, where former U.S. counterintelligence operatives tell NBC 6 that about 100 Cuban agents are tasked. Dominquez said that all the agents are under Delgado's direction.

Delgado heads up all the operations including M-19 and is very aware of what is going on in South Florida, according to Dominguez.

"Yes, for sure, and he plans and directs this," Dominguez said.

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