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An American man who has been imprisoned in Cuba for more than four years is on a hunger strike, according to a statement released by his lawyer Tuesday. Alan Gross, 64, said he began fasting to protest his treatment by the governments of both Cuba
Joining them will be other faith leaders and local elected officials. Gross, a subcontractor for the State Department on a mission to hook up Cuba's small Jewish community to the internet, was arrested in December 2009 as he was leaving Cuba. He is
Effort to Bring Him Home The streets had darkened in Havana on December 3, 2009, as Alan Gross sat in his room at the Hotel Presidente, an elegant building located near the Cuban Foreign Ministry. It was 10 PM, and he had just gotten off the phone
Wife of Jewish-American contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state hopes Obama will release him in second term. The wife of Alan Gross, the US contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the state, said she hopes US President Barack
Cuba's government on Wednesday disputed reports that the health of imprisoned U.S. State Department contractor Alan Gross is failing while he serves a 15-year sentence on the island. Gross' wife, Judy, visited him in prison last week and said that
A leader of Cuba's small Jewish community who visited jailed American contractor Alan Gross and even released pictures of them celebrating the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah together said Wednesday that he was in good spirits and fine health. But her
Cuba appeared to be making quick progress in meeting a pledge to free 2,900 pardoned prisoners, most of them convicted of minor crimes, even as a top human rights official on the island criticized the year-end amnesty as a "media show."
On the sidewalk in front of the Cuban Interests Section, on the street that runs straight to the White House, dozens of people have been gathering each Monday for the past month to demand the release of an American imprisoned in Cuba two years ago.
A U.S. government subcontractor jailed for nearly two years for bringing restricted communications equipment to Cuba has lost a lot of weight but seems in good humor, a prominent U.S. religious leader said after visiting the prisoner Wednesday.
The president of Cuba's parliament said Friday no one should expect the island to unilaterally free an imprisoned American aid contractor and threw cold water on hopes he could be swapped for five Cuban agents held for more than a decade in the U.S.