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A Prisoner Exchange that Could Improve Relations Between Cuba and the United States

Salim Lamrani | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

Barack Obama should use his powers as President of the United States and pardon the three Cubans that are still imprisoned. This will have the immediate effect of freeing Alan Gross and improving relations between Washington and Havana.

Could Alan Gross Be Home for the Holidays?

John McAuliff | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
John McAuliff

The pieces are in place. Will the U.S. and Cuba play them? The fourth anniversary of the imprisonment of Alan Gross marked a fundamental shift in discourse which provides President Obama with the moral and political space to negotiate with Cuba for his release.

Low-Hanging Fruit

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 02.07.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

Some 66 senators now back negotiations with Havana over Gross. Obama won Florida with 50 percent of the Cuban-American vote. What, exactly, is the president waiting for?

American Jailed In Cuba Pleads With Obama For Help

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 12.04.2013 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to...

Pat Leahy's Ice Cream Diplomacy

Al Eisele | Posted 04.29.2013 | Comedy
Al Eisele

Declaring that Cuban President Raul Castro wants a better relationship with the United States, Senator Patrick Leahy called Tuesday for a new U.S.-Cuba policy based on what he called "ice cream diplomacy."

Dem Senator: Cuba, U.S. Need 'Give And Take'

AP | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A senator just back from Cuba says it will require "give and take on both sides" and "quiet negotiation" to secure the release of an Ame...

Alan Gross: Time to Negotiate

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 04.22.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

The day there is political will in Washington and Havana to solve the structural problems of the bilateral relationship between the two countries, they will creatively solve the Gross affair.

Getting Serious About Alan Gross

Ricardo Herrero | Posted 02.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo Herrero

There are three opportunities for securing Alan Gross' release that could also help improve relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

Cuba Accuses U.S. Of Lying About Jailed American's Health

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

HAVANA — Cuba accused the United States of lying about the health and conditions of confinement of a jailed American government subcontractor, a...

Jailed Aid Worker Alan Gross Seeks High-level US Envoy, $60 Million

Ben Barber | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
Ben Barber

Supporters of Alan Gross, the 62-year-old aid worker jailed three years ago by Cuba for handing out Internet equipment, called Friday on the U.S. government to send a high-level envoy to Havana and seek release of the ailing humanitarian worker.

Authorities: American Jailed In Cuba Does Not Have Cancer

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

HAVANA, Nov 28 (Reuters) - American Alan Gross, serving a 15-year sentence for installing Internet networks in Cuba, does not have cancer and is in ...

Jailed American In Cuba Up For Negotiation

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

HAVANA — A senior Cuban diplomat said Wednesday her country is prepared to negotiate a solution in the case of a jailed American contractor, but...

Wife Fears For Life Of American Jailed In Cuba

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 11.11.2012 | World

HAVANA — The wife of imprisoned American Alan Gross said Tuesday she has returned from a trip to Cuba to see her husband, and is fearful he will...

Cuba Denies Claims Jailed American's Health Is Deteriorating

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

HAVANA — Cuba lashed back Friday at what it called a campaign of distortions over the health of an imprisoned American contractor, and hinted at...

What the Pope Should Have Said in Cuba

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 06.01.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

This past the week Pope Benedict XVI visited Cuba. Most of us never know what goes on behind closed doors, but by all public accounts, his visit was a profound disappointment to the Jewish community.

Cuba Today: Can the Pope Turn Two Wrongs Into a Right?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Blake Fleetwood

Benedict is not the champion of social justice that Pope John was. But now Benedict has the opportunity to show his compassion. After calling for the release of Alan Gross, he should likewise call on Obama to release the rest of the Cuban Five.

Clinton: No Deal To Free American Detained In Cuba

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States has made no deal or concessions with Cuba to free imprisoned Amer...

The Cases of Alan Gross and the Cuban Five

Salim Lamrani | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

The way may be opening for increased U.S.-Cuban ties. The United States has removed all restrictions on Cuban-American travel from the U.S. to Cuba and all limitations on Cuban-American remittances to families on the island.

Raul Castro Reportedly Concerned About American Jailed In Cuba

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

HAVANA — Cuban President Raul Castro expressed humanitarian concern over difficulties facing the family of an American imprisoned on the island ...

Cuba Will Not Unilaterally Free Gross: Official

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.09.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — The United States should not expect Cuba to make a unilateral humanitarian gesture to release an imprisoned American government co...

Cuba Slams Bill Richardson

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 11.14.2011 | World

HAVANA — Cuba accused former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson of "blackmail" and slander on Wednesday, denying his claims that he was invited to ...

Richardson Steps Up Efforts To See Jailed American In Cuba

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 11.13.2011 | World

HAVANA — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Tuesday that he would leave Cuba after exhausting all possible avenues to try to win the re...

Former New Mexico Governor Visits Jailed American In Cuba

AP | PAUL HAVEN and ANNE-MARIE GARCIA | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

HAVANA — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Thursday that Cuban officials denied his request to meet with a U.S. government subcontract...

Hillary Clinton Pushes Cuba To Release U.S. Contractor Imprisoned Without Charge

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON AP) – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton renewed calls on Thursday for Cuba to release a U.S. government contractor it has hel...