A U.S. State Department official in Cuba for migration talks praised on Friday the tone of current relations between the United States and Cuba, and visited jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross during a three-day trip to the Communist-run island to demonstrate Washington’s concern over his plight.
Alan Gross’ wife and Washington’s Jewish community will call on President Obama to make a priority of securing his release from a Cuban jail on the fourth anniversary of his imprisonment.
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, a Jewish contract worker jailed in Cuba for almost three years, has dramatically ramped up since President Obama’s reelection.
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.
More than 500 rabbis urged the release of Alan Gross, citing an assessment by a U.S. radiologist that the American contractor jailed in Cuba might have a cancerous growth.
The wife of Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state, said she hopes President Barack Obama’s re-election will soon help lead to her ailing husband’s release from the communist-ruled country.
We discuss the new approach in the fight to free Alan Gross, the top Jewish sandwiches and the eastern European liqueur that’s guaranteed to burn all the way down.
The wife of Alan Gross is ratcheting up pressure on the U.S. government. It’s a new tactic in her fight to win the American contractor’s release from a Cuban jail.
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.