Alan Gross has been held in a Cuban jail for two years and counting. A Cuban Jew says right-wing exile politics make it harder to win his freedom.
Alan Gross, an American Jew and USAID contractor, has sat in a Cuban prison for nearly nine months. Jews, whose history is bound together by stories of exile and return, captivity and freedom, long for his release. Cubans, who have been weary bystanders for decades in the games of brinkmanship between their government and the United States, know a political pawn when they see one.