Spy freed from Cuban prison hailed as secret U.S. hero

December 18, 2014 12:28 AM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hailed him as one of the best spies America has ever had in Cuba, but precious little is known about the Cuban man freed in a prisoner swap on Wednesday after two decades of incarceration on the Communist island.

The U.S. government did not identify the man but credited him for providing information that helped authorities root out a network of spies working for Cuba in the United States, including two senior U.S. government officials.

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