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U.S. and Cuban Officials Discuss Migration, Alan Gross

On Wednesday, July 17, U.S. and Cuban officials met in Washington to discuss the implementation of the 1994 and 1995 U.S.-Cuba Migration Accords. This marks the first time since January 2011 t continue reading »

Cuba Looks to Resolve Alan Gross Case with U.S.

The Cuban government reiterated Wednesday its readiness for talks with Washington to resolve the situations of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, currently behind bars in Cuba for subversion, and of four Cuban intelligence agencies sitting in federal prison in the United States. continue reading »

Alan Gross Settles Suit Against Employers in Cuba

Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor serving a 15-sentence in Cuba for subversion, has settled a lawsuit against the firm that hired him for a project on the Communist-ruled island, his lawyers said Friday. continue reading »

U.S. Senate Demands Cuba Free Alan Gross

By unanimous consensus, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan resolution demanding that Cuban authorities immediately release imprisoned U.S. contractor Alan Gross. continue reading »

US State Dept to Cuba: Return Alan Gross to Family “Where he Belongs”

The Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State released a statement regarding the start of the 4th year of imprisonment for U.S. contractor Alan Gross. continue reading »

Judy Gross Urges Obama to Get Husband Released From Cuban Prison

Judy Gross, wife of the U.S. contractor serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba for subversion, urged President Barack Obama on Friday to give the case top priority and to take action to get her husband released by designating a special envoy. continue reading »

Cuba Denies Alan Gross is Suffering from Cancerous Lesions

The Cuban government said Wednesday that a biopsy established that U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence here for subversion, does not have any cancerous lesions. continue reading »

Cuban Officials Maintain US Contractor Alan Gross Still in “Normal” Health

The health of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba for subversion, "continues to be normal," the island's Communist government said Wednesday, a day after the prisoner's wife expressed concern about his well-being. continue reading »

American Alan Gross Looses 100 Pounds While Imprisoned in Cuba

The wife of U.S. contractor Alan Gross expressed concerns about his health after visiting him in a Cuban prison. "I am devastated by his appearance," Judy Gross said in a statement released Tuesday. continue reading »

Cuba Releases Gross’s Medical Records to his Family

The Cuban government released Saturday the results of medical exams for U.S. contractor Alan Gross, jailed in Cuba since 2009, to his family after an unfortunate delay, the prisoner's attorney in the United States said. continue reading »

Cuba Denies U.S. Claim that Gross’s Health is Deteriorating

U.S. contractor Alan Gross, behind bars since December 2009, is in "normal" health, the Cuban government said Friday, dismissing Washington's recent statements to the contrary as "distortions." continue reading »

Conflict Arises Over Mariela Castro Being Granted U.S. Visa for California Conference

Now that Raul Castro's daughter has received a U.S. visa to attend an academic event in California some are protesting. Mariela Castro was granted a visa by Secretary of State Hilary Clin continue reading »

Alan Gross Calls Offer to Fly Terminally Ill Mother to Cuba “Baloney”

U.S. contractor Alan Gross, behind bars in Cuba since December 2009, termed an alleged offer by the island's authorities to fly in his terminally ill mother "baloney." continue reading »

As Mother’s Health Deteriorates, Jailed US Contractor Alan Gross Asks Cuban Officials for Furlough

U.S. contractor Alan Gross, jailed in Cuba since December 2009, has asked the Cuban government for leave to travel to the United States for two weeks to visit his ailing mother, his lawyer said. continue reading »

Sen Dick Durbin, (D-Il )Seeks Release of American Jailed in Cuba

A high ranking member of the U.S. Senate is in Cuba trying to gain the release of an American accused of spying. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin arrived on the island Wednesday for high level talks with Cuban officials. continue reading »

Cuba to Pardon 2,900 Prisoners-No Mention of American Alan Gross

Cuban President Raul Castro says his government will pardon nearly 3,000 prisoners in the coming days for humanitarian reasons. Castro made the announcement Friday in a speech to lawmakers. He said 86 foreigners from 25 countries would be among the 2,900 inmates slated for release. continue reading »

Attorney for Imprisoned US Contractor Alan Gross Accuses Cuba of Misrepresentation

The attorney for the family of Alan Gross on Monday accused the Cuban government of "misrepresenting" what the U.S. subcontractor was doing on the island when he was arrested two years ago, and he called Havana's explanation for his imprisonment "preposterous." continue reading »

US Response to Two Year Anniversary of American Alan Gross Held in Cuba

Today Alan Gross will begin his third year of unjustified imprisonment in Cuba. He was arrested on December 3, 2009 and later given a 15 year prison sentence by Cuban continue reading »

Raul Castro Asking About Detained U.S. Contractor Alan Gross’ Health

The general secretary of the U.S. National Council of Churches expressed hope here Friday that the Cuban government will give weight to humanitarian considerations in the case of American aid contractor Alan Gross, who has spent two years in custody on the Communist-ruled island. continue reading »

Mother of U.S. Constractor Being Held in Cuba Makes Video Appeal to Raul Castro

The mother of Alan Gross, the U.S. aid contractor being held in a Cuban prison, released on Thursday a video message to Cuba's President Raul Castro urging him to free her son on humanitarian grounds. continue reading »