It's official. The Associated Press reports the U.S. Department of Justice is opposing Ana Margarita Martinez's attempt to make charter companies that book flights from here to Cuba pay a $27 million judgment she won against the Cuban government.
In submitting its opposition motion in Miami federal court, the DOJ declared U.S.-Cuba flights a vital national interest. Ana Margarita won the judgment in 2001 after claiming double agent Juan Pablo Roque tricked her into marrying him as part of his cover to infiltrate Miami's Cuban exile community.
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New Times profiled Ana Margarita's tale in this week's feature cover story, which details her life before meeting Roque and the theraputic measures she has undergone to recover from her trauma.