Former American Ambassador Arrested by FBI for Spying for Cuba

Manuel Rocha (73), a former American ambassador to Bolivia was arrested in Miami following an FBI counterintelligence investigation. He is accused of secretly serving as a spy of Cuba’s government.

According to reports, Rocha was promoting the Cuban government’s interests in the US.

Rocha has served as a diplomat for over 25 years under both Democratic and Republican administrations. His diplomatic postings included a stint at the US Interests Section in Cuba during a time when the US lacked full diplomatic relations with Fidel Castro’s communist government.

He was the top US diplomat in Argentina between 1997 and 2000. Next, he was the US ambassador to Bolivia.

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