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Ex-CIA Spy Philip Agee Dies in Cuba

By VOA News
09 January 2008

Cuban state media report that former CIA agent Philip Agee, who caused outrage by naming undercover former colleagues, has died in Cuba at the age of 72.

Agee died Monday following what are described as ulcer surgeries. The Cuban Communist Party newspaper, Granma, described Agee as "a loyal friend of Cuba and fervent defender of the peoples' fight for a better world."

Agee quit the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in the late 1960s after 12 years of working mostly in Latin America. He later wrote the book "Inside the Company: CIA Diary," which included the names of certain undercover agents.

The book infuriated U.S. officials who said it put those agents in danger, and the U.S. government revoked Agee's passport. Agee moved around Europe for several years before settling in Cuba.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.



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