Alan Gross says the White House should get serious with Havana. In a dramatic shift, the jailed Jewish contractor is now focusing pressure on President Obama to free him from a Cuban jail.
The campaign to free Alan Gross has heated up since President Obama’s reelection. But will it bring him any closer to getting out of a Cuban prison cell?
A U.S. contractor jailed in Cuba after being convicted of crimes against the state sued the U.S. government and the company that hired him for $60 million on Friday, blaming them for his imprisonment and not warning him about the risks he faced in the communist-run island.
The Charles Bronfman Prize has named its 2010 recipients, and there are two of them. The prizes, along with two $100,000 awards, will be given to Sasha Chanoff, founder and executive director of Mapendo International, for his efforts rescuing and resettling at-risk and forgotten African refugees, and Jared Genser, founder and president of Freedom Now, for his defense of prisoners of conscience worldwide.