The Dishonest and Irresponsible Wasp Network

Edgar Ramirez (center) in Wasp Network. (Ronin Novoa Wong/Netflix)
The movie, streaming on Netflix, attempts to rewrite history, taking sides with the Cuban regime against the Cuban people and Cubans in exile.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Cuban Five, also known as the Miami Five or the Wasp Network, were members of a group of Cuban intelligence officers dispatched to Miami in the early 1990s to spy on and sabotage Cuban exile organizations and U.S. facilities, including the Southern Command, Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station, and Homestead Air Reserve Base. The Netflix film Wasp Network, directed by Olivier Assayas and with a cast including popular stars Gael García Bernal and Penélope Cruz, purports to recount the true story of this affair.

Although the director delivers a thrilling narrative, he deceives viewers unfamiliar with Cuban history. The film

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