Former US Ambassador Accused Of Secretly Acting As Cuban Agent Arrested In Miami

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  • A former U.S. diplomat who served as a U.S. ambassador to Bolivia has been arrested and accused of secretly working as a Cuban agent for the island’s communist regime, according to a report published by The Associated Press.
  • Federal law enforcement officials say Manuel Rocha, 73, was charged in Miami on Friday on a criminal felony complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. More information is expected to be revealed during his arraignment at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday.
  • Rocha, who began serving as ambassador to Bolivia in 2000 and has a long, storied career throughout the State Department, according to his biographical profile at the federal agency.