The meeting, convened by the Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies (ICCAS) of the University of Miami, a facade of the CIA subsidized by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), took place at the Bacardi Center, an "institution" created with funds from the rum brand associated with the Cuban-American mafia over the last five decades.
In 1994, Enrique Ros, along with his buddy Bosch, published a "revisionist" version of the Bay of Pigs, in which the good guys are the bad guys and vice versa. His daughter, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, won a seat in the US House of Representatives leading the operation to get Bosch out of the immigration jails.
When Carlos Alberto Montaner, at 17 years of age, devoted himself to placing bombs in the stores in Havana around Christmas, representing the so-called Democratic Revolutionary Front (FRD), an organization also subordinated to the CIA and that "Tony" Varona directed from Miami, Enrique Ros had already joined the same counterrevolutionary network by way of the Christian Democratic Movement (MDC) of José Ignacio Rasco Bermúdez.
In his work, Counterrevolution in Cuba, researcher Jesús Arboleya tells how Rasco, at the end of February, 1960, visited the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Arlington, Virginia, to meet with Officer Frank Bender. This trip of Rasco’s was a decisive element, which allowed the Agency to concrete its counterrevolutionary coalition project leading to the creation of the FRD.
José Ignacio Rasco Bermúdez was arrested later, together with Javier Altabás Pardo and Aureliano Sánchez Arango, in connection with the terrorist attack of February 28 against the Nobel Academy, located on the Diez de Octubre Road, in La Víbora neighborhood. Scarcely one month after the arrest of Montaner, his two main accomplices -Néstor Manuel Piñango Pérez and Alfredo Carrión Obeso and a dozen of other criminals- were arrested as well.
Armando Valladares, already a CIA collaborator, who carried out an intense "humanitarian" campaign for his release, and today denounced, among other things, as an accomplice of the recent plot to assassinate Bolivian President Evo Morales, was captured in the same antiterrorist operation.
His arrival to Miami, frightened by the capture of his fellow terrorists, coincided with the creation in this city of the JM/WAVE station, destined to attack Cuba with over 250 officers, 2,000 agents of Cuban origin and an unlimited budget.
Among the guests at the mafia meeting at the Bacardi Center was Horacio Aguirre Baca, founder of Miami’s Diario Las Américas, as well as one of its most active collaborators in the operation carried out by the US Agency to take over the Inter-American Press Society (SIP) between 1948 and 1950, Jules Dubois ("The Colonel with the Hairy Ears.") Today, the SIP is a privileged instrument of propaganda of the State Department.
On numerous occasions, Aguirre carried out part of the CIA operations in international organizations. In notes published by the SIP, he tells how in 1978 he spent
The current president of the SIP is his son, Alejandro Aguirre. As it happens, he received the presidency of the SIP from the hands of Enrique Santos Calderón, from Bogotá’s El Tiempo newspaper.
Something exceptional: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, "The Ferocious Wolf," was present at the ceremony, on her husband’s arm, mafia lawyer Dexter Lehtinen, a Vietnam veteran, known for his matrimonial excesses. It was a scene that recalled how the Lethinens were also together in that demonstration of March 29, 2003 in Miami in favor of the war against Iraq, at which the Republican representative spoke next to Orlando Bosch, demanding the US government make Cuba "the next Iraq."