NOTICIA INTERNACIONAL...VICKY PELAEZ....VEAN LO QUE SE VA A PERDER ESTA PERIODISTA PERUANA POR METERSE EN ESPIONAJE..Y LO CUAL CAUSO SU DESTIERRO NO SOLAMENTE AL PAIS QUE LE DIO LA CIUDADANIA AMERICANA ..PERO TAMBIEN PERU!

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NOTICIA INTERNACIONAL...VICKY PELAEZ....VEAN LO QUE SE VA A PERDER ESTA PERIODISTA PERUANA POR METERSE EN ESPIONAJE..Y LO CUAL CAUSO SU DESTIERRO NO SOLAMENTE AL PAIS QUE LE DIO LA CIUDADANIA AMERICANA ..PERO TAMBIEN PERU!

Mensaje  sunnyespma el Sáb Jul 10, 2010 9:34 am

Y SU HIJO DE 17 ANOS.....UN PIANISTA...Y CON MUCHO FUTURO INTERNACIONAL....VEAN LAS NOTICIAS....Y QUE PENA...POR ELLA!
\Not-So-Russian Spy Vicky Pelaez Caught in a BindUpdated: 13 hours 12 minutes ago
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AOL News (July 9) -- Vicky Pelaez is not like the others.

For the other nine spies, life came full circle today when a plane carried them home to Russia in the most high-profile spy swap since the end of the Cold War.

But for Peruvian-born Pelaez, the one-way ticket to Russia is a new adventure, only the latest chapter in the very full and complicated life of an admitted spy, radical journalist, wife and mother.

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Peruvian-born Vicky Pelaez was one of 10 people who pleaded guilty in the U.S. Thursday on charges of spying for Russia.
Even within a ring of secret Russian agents, her story stands out. Pelaez, 55, was the only member of the group who was not a Russian citizen, had never been to the country before today and operated under her real identity. She and her husband were living as an ordinary, if left-leaning, couple in Yonkers, just north of New York City.

"Vicky's case is more complicated," federal court Judge Ronald Ellis told NBC earlier this week. "She does not appear to be a trained agent. She has a real identity and she is a U.S. citizen." She was also the spy who lived her life -- most of it, anyway -- in the public eye, working as a well-known Spanish-language newspaper columnist in New York after earning a reputation as a hard-nosed reporter in Peru.

But a look at her life story offers no definitive answers about why the veteran journalist chose to become an agent of the Russian government. In some ways, it only deepens the mystery.

Pelaez's most obvious tie to Russia is her husband, 65-year-old Mikhail Vasenkov, a Russian citizen who lived in the United States under the false identity "Juan Lazaro." But while Pelaez may have acted out of love for her husband, her lawyer, John Rodriguez, told the New York Daily News that in 18 years of marriage, his client never knew her husband's real name.

"What's your name? What's your real name?" Rodriguez said Pelaez asked when she reunited with her Russian husband for the first time since their arrest.

The couple may have plenty of time to catch up in Russia. Or not. The Russian government has offered Pelaez a monthly stipend of $2,000 for life, but Rodriguez told NPR that Pelaez is likely to head to Peru, where her family has a ranch and the secret agent's story began.
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In 1984, Pelaez was already a famous TV reporter in Peru when she was kidnapped by Tupac Amaru, then one of the country's main communist guerrilla groups. It wasn't long after she was freed that she began publicly making radical statements of her own, as a columnist in the pages of El Diario, the most prestigious Spanish-language newspaper in the U.S.

In her columns, Pelaez was sharply critical of U.S. foreign policy and often of capitalism in general.

"The history of development and capitalism demonstrates that xenophobia and racism have always been put to use by unscrupulous politicians in the recurring cycles of economic crisis, to quell the discontent and rage of the people," she wrote in an April column for the newspaper about Arizona's controversial new immigration law.

But many journalists are critical of the U.S.; very few of them become spies.

That Pelaez is a mother complicates the story even further. Waldo Mariscal, 38, is her older son from a previous marriage. Juan Lazaro Jr., 17, is Pelaez and Vasenkov's biological child.

And while her husband made it clear last week that his allegiance to the mother country comes before his own son, Pelaez is said to be devastated by her expulsion from the U.S., where her children are citizens and may continue to live.

"For someone who loves their family so much, this is the ultimate loss," lawyer Rodriguez told the Daily News. He could not be reached by AOL News for comment today.

According to a report from The Associated Press, a White House official says all of the children of the spy ring are making plans to leave the United States. But for now, what's clear is that as U.S. citizens, Pelaez's sons have the right to stay; their mother, according to the provisions of her plea agreement, does not.

Like the rest the children of the spy ring, the sons were living normal lives and had no idea their parents were living double lives. That's not to say that her children are ordinary. Juan Lazaro Jr. is an accomplished pianist whose live and haunting performance of Franz Liszt can be seen on YouTube.

About three and a half minutes into the video, Juan Jr.'s mother and father can be seen watching on as their son plays the piano. Pelaez is in pearls. And in this way, perhaps, she may not be all that different from many of the Russian agents, who were parents as much as they were spies.

The spies are gone now, but the traces of the American lives they've left behind suggest that they can't be summed up simply as dedicated operators for a foreign power -- nor as the next-door neighbors they so long seemed to be.

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