Héctor Pesquera, Official Mafioso Hitman Against the Cuban Five, is Chief of Police for Puerto Rico - español
Puerto Rico’s governor, Luis Fortuño, has officially named Héctor Pesquera, the former head of the FBI in Miami and the mastermind of a conspiracy that led to the arrest of five Cubans who’d infiltrated terrorist groups in Florida, as the new Superintendent of the Puerto Rican police.
Puerto Rico is facing its most serious wave of crime, violence and corruption in many years.
Pesquera arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on a flight from Fort Lauderdale, and was immediately escorted by FBI agents to the Federal Building, his “alma mater,” at Chardón Street in Hato Rey, where the federal agency is headquartered.
It was at the request of the Mafioso Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart that Héctor Pesquera directed, organized and carried out the arrest of the Cuban Five, who had been sent to Florida from Cuba in order to fight the terrorist campaigns being waged against the island from that city. The five were transformed into spies through a huge media show.
Pesquera ordered the mistreatment, solitary confinement, and rigged trial of the five Cuban patriots who remain kidnapped in US territory.
This policeman with multiple connections to Cuban American terrorist fauna, is of Puerto Rican origin, the black sheep of a family with deeply held nationalist convictions.
This former counter-intelligence officer was the head of the FBI in Puerto Rico, from where he arranged the liberation of the Miami terrorists involved in the case of the La Esperanza yacht, one of whom was “Pepe” Hernández, the current head of the Cuban American National Foundation (CANF). The men were arrested for their connections with the plot to assassinate the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, at Isla Margarita, Venezuela.
Pesquera was the director of the FBI’s Miami division until December of 2003, and later became a port and airport security consultant to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO). His immediate supervisor at the BSO, Ken Jenne, was later investigated for corruption.
Coincidentally, Pesquera was still at this post when Luis Posada Carriles illegally entered US territory on the Santrina yacht, without the least difficulty.
Pesquera was also the same SAC (Special Agent in Charge) for the FBI in Miami who, for months supposedly had no inkling of the presence, only a few miles away from his office, of 14 of the 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists who were preparing the September 11 attacks…while instead, he pursued, arrested and organized the political trial and sentencing for the Cuban Five who’d infiltrated the Miami extremist groups he so generously tolerated.
On June 23, 2001, Héctor Pesquera’s men arrested José Guevara, a former Venezuelan intelligence agent, in downtown Miami. Known as an anti-Chávez activist, Guevara then tried, along with his cousin “Otoniel” Guevara, to collect millions of dollars by blackmailing the former head of Peruvian intelligence, Vladimir Montesinos, who was a fugitive from Peruvian justice at the time.
Instead of arresting him for extortion, Pesquera arranged for Guevara to be set free, and participated in the $5 million dollar reward claim by the Peruvian government, which was ultimately denied, for Montesinos’ capture.
In another episode of this police drama, José Guevara appeared in Miami with $600,000, which the masterminds behind the murder of the Venezuelan state prosecutor Danilo Anderson paid to execute the terrorist attack against Anderson in Caracas.
Pesquera was denounced for having participated in a meeting in Panamá, along with the current fugitive Patricia Poleo and other conspirators, where Anderson’s murder was planned.
Another telling detail is that Pesquera’s son, Ed Pesquera, was the person who destroyed Posada Carriles’ FBI file when the international terrorist’s trial was approaching.
Upon being nominated to his new post in Puerto Rico, Pesquera expressed that in order to fight crime, one must go to the root of the problem.
“It’s with an enormous sense of commitment that I accept this challenge,” he said.
The news of Pesquera’s nomination by Puerto Rico’s governor appeared as soon as March 26 at a Miami website, where it was reported: “The corruption on the Enchanted Island is so great that the Justice Department asked Miami-Dade County to lend it Pesquera, so that for an entire year, the peace and tranquility of that small island might be restored.”
Jean-Guy Allard is a Canadian journalist who worked as editor and reporter for Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec from 1971 to 2000. He retired to Cuba, and now writes for Granma. He has written several books, including one on Robert Ménard and Reporters without Borders, and one on Luis Posada Carriles. He lives in Havana and is an expert on the Miami mafia. Machetera is a member of Tlaxcala, the international network of translators for linguistic diversity. This article and translation may be reprinted as long as the content remains unaltered, and the source, author, and translator are cited.