Alan Gross: Castro's prisoner
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    Fidel Castro is dead – He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy

    Fidel Castro is dead: He leaves behind a dysfunctional legacy BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@MiamiHerald.com During the almost five decades that Fidel Castro ruled Cuba, he steadily boasted of his revolution’s achievements in health, education and welfare. Yet Castro’s critics insist that the pillars of those achievements were hollow from the start, and crumbling by the […] Continue reading

    Ex-jailed American subcontractor – Cuba needs to join the 21st Century

    Ex-jailed American subcontractor: Cuba needs to join the 21st Century NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Alan Gross, the U.S. government subcontractor who spent five years in a Havana prison for providing the means for Cuban Jews to connect to the digital world, is in Miami to take part in a conference on how to expand the […] Continue reading

    THE AMERICAN FUGITIVES OF HAVANA

    THE AMERICAN FUGITIVES OF HAVANA By Jon Lee Anderson , AUGUST 31, 2016 When a cold war winds down, what happens to its spies and traitors? The British double agents Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, and Donald Maclean were able to see out their days in Moscow while it was still ruled by Communists, without fears […] Continue reading

    Held 5 years by Cuba, Alan Gross calls his first year of freedom ‘surreal’

    Held 5 years by Cuba, Alan Gross calls his first year of freedom ‘surreal’ By Fenit Nirappil December 16 at 2:43 PM As a prisoner of the Cuban government for five years, Alan Gross walked 10,000 steps a day to pass the time and preserve his strength. Now, a year after his release, his daily […] Continue reading

    ‘It was terrible’ – Alan Gross gives first interview after being

    ‘It was terrible’: Alan Gross gives first interview after being released from a Cuban prison By Ian Shapira November 30 at 12:13 PM It’s been nearly a year since Alan P. Gross was finally released from a Cuban prison. The Maryland man had been there for five years, on charges he was working in Cuba […] Continue reading

    A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba

    A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and PETER BAKERAUG. 13, 2015 WASHINGTON — Before the United States and Cuba could seal a historic diplomatic rapprochement brokered in 18 months of secret talks, they first had to hide a pregnancy. Late last year, when President Obama and President Raúl […] Continue reading

    Spies, artificial insemination and the pope – how Cuba came in from the cold

    Spies, artificial insemination and the pope: how Cuba came in from the cold The restoration of US relations with the Castro regime is seen by many as a triumph for Barack Obama. The story of how it happened is extraordinary @RobertsDan Sunday 26 April 2015 11.00 BST Behind the faded doors of what once ranked […] Continue reading

    Rosa Maria Paya For the Future of All Cubans Without Castro

    Rosa Maria Paya For the Future of All Cubans Without Castro Posted on March 7, 2015 In recent years my country has been engaged in a deception. The Cuban government is changing the Law, but ignoring the rights of the people, which were sequestered over half a century ago. More people are allowed to enter […] Continue reading

    Congressional travel to Cuba surged last year

    Congressional travel to Cuba surged last year BY SUSAN CRABTREE | JANUARY 28, 2015 | 5:00 AM Travel by members of Congress to Cuba shot up last year ahead of President Obama’s December executive action normalizing relations with the island nation. Thirteen Democratic House members traveled to Havana in 2014 on at least three separate […] Continue reading

    Despite new hope, old problems remain for Cuba’s Jews

    Despite new hope, old problems remain for Cuba’s Jews The 1,500-member community remains over-reliant on foreign aid, despite key changes to the Communist country. By Josh Tapper Jan. 26, 2015 | 10:50 AM JTA – On a recent Friday night inside this city’s Beth Shalom synagogue, Aliet Ashkenazi, 25, stood draped in a blue-and-white prayer […] Continue reading

    Castro foes not ready to quit

    Castro foes not ready to quit By Paul Guzzo | Tribune Staff Published: January 4, 2015 TAMPA — Day after day for four months, Roberto Pizano was marched from inside a prison to a pond holding human waste from a tuberculosis hospital nearby. As punishment for his crimes against the revolution of Fidel Castro, Pizano […] Continue reading