Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) released the following statement today regarding press reports that three Cuban spies who were expelled from the U.S. in 2003 may be living in Buenos Aires, Argentina:
"Cuba's foreign intelligence service, the Directorate of Intelligence (DI), is known as one of the most effective and ruthless intel agencies in the world. And do you know what its main mission is? Its orders are to globally subvert U.S. policies while keeping the Castro tyranny in perpetual power over the long suffering Cuban people.
The Castro brothers are intent on staying in power and one of their many ruthless mechanisms for accomplishing this is their feared network of spies and collaborators. If true, I am deeply troubled by these reports that three Cuban spies expelled from the United States in 2003 are living a plush life in Buenos Aires. This is another example of the Cuban regime planting its operatives abroad in order to increase its spy network and garner intelligence.
One only has to look at the press reports today indicating Maria Eugenia Quesada Prieto of Cuban State Security is visiting South Florida to recognize the Castro brothers' intentions to infiltrate the U.S.
Cuban spies pose a real danger to our nation and they should be treated as enemies of America."