National Security

Family: We’ve heard nothing of man hailed as superspy for U.S. in Cuba

The family of a Cuban man believed to be Washington’s superspy in Havana says he has disappeared from prison without a trace — and if he was really flown to the United States as part of Wednesday’s historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana, they wish somebody would pick up a phone and let them know.

“We are desperate because there is no official information,” said a distressed Odessa Trujillo by telephone from Havana on Thursday afternoon. “We don’t know if he arrived in the United States. The uncertainty is affecting us, we are older people.”

Her 51-year-old son, Rolando Sarraff, is widely believed to be the spy that National Intelligence Director James Clapper called “the most highly valued intelligence asset on Cuban soil in American history,” who was released Wednesday in a spy swap at the heart of Wednesday’s historic announcement that Washington and Havana will resume diplomatic relations that ruptured five decades ago.

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