Despite warming ties, President Obama seems unwilling or unable to push for further progress with Cuba. Meanwhile, Alan Gross remains behind bars.
A seven-member U.S. congressional delegation met on Tuesday with Cuban President Raul Castro, official media reported, to improve relations that have been strained since U.S. government contractor Alan Gross was imprisoned there in 2009.
A seven-member delegation of U.S. lawmakers arrived in Cuba on Monday in the latest effort to move forward political relations that have been at a standstill since U.S. government contractor Alan Gross was imprisoned there in 2009.
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.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: Alan Gross’ case is a vivid example of failed U.S. policy. We should engage Cuba, instead of perpetuating a bankrupt blockade that leaves Gross in jail.
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.
Judy Gross says the family is ‘heartbroken’ that Alan Gross won’t be released from a Cuban jail, depite an amnesty that will see nearly 3,000 prisoners freed.
Up to now, the campaign to free Alan Gross from a Cuban jail has focused on quiet diplomacy. His family and supporters are shifting to an open appeal to the Jewish community.