Saturday, July 3, 2010

Leftist foreign agent

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.

Indeed, he pledged he would support Russia's intelligence service over his own son during a June 27 statement following his arrest, prosecutors said.

"Although he ... loved his son, he would not violate his loyalty to the 'Service' even for his son," prosecutors said in court papers.

Of course, those who previously accused certain La Prensa journalists of being disloyal anti-American agents of foreign leftist dictators were dismissed as racist.

By the way - - they all endorsed Obama.

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