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In this Feb. 17, 2014 photo, Rene Gonzalez, of the “Cuban Five," speaks during an interview in Havana, Cuba. Gonzalez was an unknown young pilot in 1990 when he pretended to steal a crop duster in Cuba and flew to Florida, using cover as a Cuban defector to spy on targets in the United States. The Cuba Five refers to intelligence agents in the employ of Fidel Castro's Cuba, they were arrested in the United States in 1998 and given terms ranging from 15 years to consecutive life sentences on charges including conspiracy and failure to register as foreign agents. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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