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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Alan Gross’ wife hoping Cubans reciprocate humanitarian gesture

JTAPublished March 20, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The wife of Alan Gross welcomed a judge’s decision to temporarily release a convicted Cuban spy to visit his ailing brother and said she hoped the Cuban government would grant a similar request to her husband. “I empathize with Rene...

Gross family likens his plea for visit to Cuban Fiver bid

JTAPublished March 16, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The family of Alan Gross, the American imprisoned in Cuba, likened his request to visit his ailing mother to a similar request by a Cuban imprisoned in the United States. Gross, imprisoned since 2009 for his efforts to connect the island's...

Raul Castro tells U.S. senators: Gross ‘was no spy’

JTAPublished February 26, 2012

Jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross "was  no spy," Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a meeting with two visiting U.S. senators, Patrick Leahy and Richard Shelby. Leahy (D-Vt.) told The Associated Press that Castro made the remark during...

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