Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Inexcusable government incompetence

He was known as a passionate leftist, the husband of Vicky Pelaez, a prominent Spanish-language journalist from Peru who shared his views and was known for her fiery columns critical of U.S. foreign policy. But authorities say much about Juan Lazaro's life was fabricated, beginning with his name.

Lazaro has confessed to authorities that he worked for Russian intelligence as part of an alleged spy ring, prosecutors said Thursday. He also has admitted to living under a false identity for decades and lying about being born in Uruguay, as he has long claimed, they said.

If a foreign born passionate leftist critic of the U.S. is rabble rousing against our government for decades, shouldn't someone have verified the legality of his status and the validity of his false identity?

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