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.
An American imprisoned in Cuba settled a lawsuit Thursday against the company he was working for when arrested, a lawsuit that claimed he wasn’t properly warned about or prepared for the risks of working in the communist nation.
At Friday services at Temple Menorah on Miami Beach, one chair is always reserved for Alan Gross. At the temple, the American contractor jailed in Cuba is considered a victim of politics.