Traitor Dies, Reuters Whitewashes
Philip Agee, the traitor who exposed fellow CIA agents to violence and murder by revealing their names, and severely damaged the US intelligence network, is dead today in Cuba—and Reuters calls him a “whistle-blower.”
HAVANA (Reuters) - Philip Agee, a former CIA spy who exposed its undercover operations in Latin America in a 1975 book, died in Havana, the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma said on Wednesday.
Agee, 72, died on Monday night, the newspaper said, calling him a “loyal friend of Cuba and staunch defender of the people’s struggle for a better world.”
His widow, German ballet dancer Giselle Roberge, told friends he had been in hospital since December 15 and did not survive surgery for perforated ulcers.
Agee worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 12 years in Washington, Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico. He resigned in 1968 in disagreement with U.S. support for military dictatorships in Latin America and became one of the first to blow the whistle on the CIA’s activities around the world.
His book “Inside the Company: CIA Diary” revealed the names of agents in Latin America and was published in 27 languages.