Posted on Monday, 05.05.14
Congress members visit American jailed in Cuba
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HAVANA — Four U.S. House members have met with an American government
subcontractor who is serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba.
The delegation includes U.S. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, Sam Farr
and Barbara Lee of California and Gregory Meeks of New York.
Cleaver says they are hoping to start negotiations on securing the
release of Alan Gross, a Maryland native.
Lee says it is time for both countries to “make a serious commitment” to
The delegation also met Monday with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.
Gross was arrested in 2009 after he was caught setting up hard-to-detect
Internet networks for Cuba’s small Jewish community on a U.S. government
contract. Havana considers such programs to be an affront to its
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