Carlos Alvarez (professor)

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Carlos M. Alvarez
Born 1944
Cárdenas Cuba
Nationality Cuban
Alma mater University of Florida
Spouse(s) Elsa Alvarez

Carlos Manuel Alvarez (born 1944) is an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Florida International University who, along with his second wife Elsa, was charged in January 2006 with treason.

Alvarez was born in Cárdenas, Cuba, and moved to the United States in 1961. He was granted citizenship in 1972, and has a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Florida. In mid-2005, he admitted to spying on the Cuban exile community, notably the Cuban-American National Foundation and Brothers to the Rescue organizations, on behalf of Cuba's General Intelligence Directorate. He was arrested in January 2006, and pleaded guilty to conspiracy. On February 27, 2007 he was sentenced to five years in prison.

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