Following the release of American Alan Gross from Cuban prison, President Barack Obama made historic changes to US-Cuban policy after becoming the first president since the Eisenhower administration to speak directly to a Cuban leader.
News of American contractor Alan Gross’ release and the administration’s change to U.S. policy toward Cuba has swept through the streets of Little Havana.
The release of American contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban prison is representative of a marked change in U.S./Cuba relations.
Families of the victims killed in the infamous Brothers to the Rescue shoot down are outraged Wednesday following the release of three Cuban spies convicted of their deaths.
Alan Gross wasn’t the only American returned during Wednesday’s historic prisoner swap with the Cuban government. An unidentified spy, with massive intelligence information at the highest levels of the Cuban government, was also exchanged.
Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the perfect getaway, only an hour’s flight from Miami.
The “Cuban Five,” three of which were released Wednesday, refers to intelligence agents whose so-called “Wasp Network” operated in Florida in the 1990s.
The family of Alan Gross has marked his fifth year of imprisonment in Cuba.
A group of U.S. Senators met with prisoner Alan Gross on Tuesday.
Five years in a Cuban prison have taken their toll on Alan Gross. He’s lost more than one hundred pounds, and has ten years remaining on his sentence.