Antonio Veciana

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Antonio Veciana Blanch (October 18, 1928 – June 18, 2020) was a Cuban exile. He was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to kill Fidel Castro. He was the founder and a leader of the anti-Castro group Alpha 66.[1]

Veciana was briefly employed as treasurer by Maurice Ferré's 2004 campaign for mayor of Miami-Dade. He resigned after a few days, as he did not meet the state requirement of being a registered voter.[2]

Veciana died in Miami on June 18, 2020 at the age of 91.[3]

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  1. Giraud, Gabriel (May 28, 2017). "Un ex-espion de la CIA se décrit en "terroriste"". Le Figaro. Retrieved May 29, 2017. Il a été recruté en 1959 par l'agent David Atlee Philipps - connu sous l'alias Bishop - dans le but de tuer Fidel Castro.
  2. Noaki Schwartz, Miami Herald, 2 June 2005, Audit: Ferré camp broke the law
  3. CIA-trained former Cuban spy Antonio Veciana dies in Miami