January 8, 2010

U.S. contractor arrested in Cuba is not a spy, officials say

This much is certain about the U.S. contractor arrested in Cuba last month: He gave civilian groups communications gear. But the specific nature of the equipment, which remains a mystery, threatens to complicate his legal case in Cuba — and some experts say it could bolster the Castro government's contention that he was a spy on a mission to destabilize the regime. The U.S. State Department denies the accusation.

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