Cuban Exiles Sue Netflix Over ‘Wasp Network’

A second Cuban exile is suing Netflix over its spy-thriller “Wasp Network,” which claims to be based on a true story.

Cuban exiles Ana Margarita Martinez and Jose Basulto say the film whitewashes and revises the true events of their lives.

The movie tells a story about Basulto’s organization “Brothers to the Rescue,” which assists Cuban rafters trying to escape communist Cuba to the United States.

In 1996, two of the organization’s planes were shot down upon an order from the Cuban regime. It ultimately turns out that Martinez’s husband is involved in the plot—and that he’s a spy for the communist regime.

But the lawsuits say the film rewrites history, and in the process, tries to justify the regime’s crimes of espionage against the United States.

NTD spoke with Ana Martinez’s attorney, Leon Hirzel, to learn more about the cases.

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