This Date in History: Spy Celebrated Anniversary of Cuban Revolution With US Peace Activists Reply

July 26, 1995:  Directorate of Intelligence (DI) officer Hugo Ernesto Yedra Diaz was the featured speaker at a party commemorating the 42nd anniversary of the “start” of the Cuban Revolution.  Sponsored by the Washington, DC “Hands Off Cuba Coalition,” the event was held at Washington Peace Center.  Yedra discussed the attack on the Moncada Barracks before transitioning to a call for Americans to oppose the Helms-Burton legislation.  At the time, Yedra was assigned to the Cuban Interests Section in Washington DC.

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