“I don’t know what’s so wrong with this country,” Sanders is said to have told a Jewish-American prisoner in Castro’s Cuba.
WASHINGTON — Alan Gross contacted me a couple of months ago over Facebook Messenger. There was something he thought I should know. I was pl…
In later tweets he called for the U.S to lift its embargo on Cuba.
The future is rushing to catch up with Cuba. Ilan Stavans asks how the exhilerating changes may transform the island — and what it will mean for the Jews.
Alan Gross tweeted that history would judge Fidel Castro harshly but “perhaps now the voices of Cuba will be heard.”
Alan Gross, imprisoned for five years in Cuba for his efforts to assist its Jewish community, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
Since being imprisoned in Cuba six years ago, Alan Gross says his life has been “surreal.”
Alan Gross, who was imprisoned for five years in Cuba for his work connecting its Jewish community to the Internet, marked the one-year anniversary of his release pledging to advance warmer U.S.-Cuba ties.
American former prisoner Alan Gross said remembering how his family survived the Holocaust helped him through five years of imprisonment in Cuba, where he was held on espionage charges, according to interview excerpts released on Friday.
When Alan Gross was released from a Cuban jail in December 2014, people would have forgiven him if all he wanted was to retire to his Maryland home for a quiet life with his wife, Judy. But he didn’t.