Eugenio Rolando Martínez, Watergate burglar and former CIA asset in Miami, dies at 98

MIAMI — Eugenio Rolando Martínez, one of five men whose arrest while burglarizing the Watergate complex in Washington ultimately led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation in 1974, died Saturday surrounded by family in his daughter’s home in the Central Florida city of Minneola. He was 98. Martínez, a CIA contract agent who ran hundreds of covert missions from Miami to his homeland, was among four Miami Cuban exiles recruited by top Nixon aides to break into the Democratic National Committee’s Watergate headquarters in May and June of 1972 along with a security coordinator for Nixon’s reelec…

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