Cuba: Jailed US Agent Investigated

HAVANA TIMES, Jan. 8 – The US agent arrested in Cuba last month when he presumably was distributing communication equipment to Cuban opposition groups is under investigation, affirmed the island’s parliament speaker, Ricardo Alarcón.

According to the authorities of the Caribbean country, the Development Alternatives Inc. employee was working for the US secret services, reported IPS.

The Obama administration denies the charge that the unidentified US citizen is an agent, preferring to call him a “contractor”, the term used for US government paid private agents in Iraq to distinguish them from being above board government employees.