The US has reportedly confirmed that it enabled leader of the Cuban Five espionage agents to father a child from prison 2,245 miles away.
In one of the more bizarre twists to last week’s diplomatic breakthrough, the US Justice Department has confirmed that the leader of a Cuban spy ring serving life in a California federal prison was allowed to impregnate his wife 2,245 miles away.
Inevitably rumours swirled about the baby’s paternity and whether the Cuban government could have somehow arranged a clandestine conjugal visit. The reality, however, was somewhat less lurid: Hernández has said his wife’s pregnancy was a direct result of the high-level talks.
“One of the first things accomplished by this process was this,” Hernández said on Saturday, gesturing to Pérez’s stomach. “I had to do it by ‘remote control’ but everything turned out well.”