The Miami Herald
September 22, 1999
U.S. senator opposes alleged spy as envoy

 Sen. Jesse Helms expressed dismay Tuesday over reports that an alleged Cuban
 ``spy master,'' who he said was known for his support for ``terrorism and
 espionage,'' has received permission from the U.S. State Department to be
 posted at Cuba's diplomatic mission in Washington.

 Helms, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the American
 people ``will be outraged'' over the appointment of Fernando Garcia Bielsa, who
 was once assigned to the Cuban mission to the United Nations.

 A U.S. official, asking not to be identified, confirmed that Garcia has been
 approved for the assignment but added that no visa has been issued for him to
 take up his post.