American Alan Gross is back in the U.S. after his release Wednesday morning from a Cuban jail.
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.
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.
The family of Alan Gross has marked his fifth year of imprisonment in Cuba.
Tuesday, December 3rd, marked the 4th anniversary of American humanitarian aid worker Alan Gross’ imprisonment by the Cuban regime. Gross was arrested while working covertly in the Communist-run country to set up Internet access for the island’s small Jewish community.
A lawyer for an American man imprisoned in Cuba for nearly three years has written to the United Nations’ anti-torture expert saying the treatment of his client “will surely amount to torture” if he continues to be denied certain medical care.