Tag: <span>Alan Gross</span>

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Alan Gross Appeal in Lawsuit Against U.S. Government

NEW YORK — The U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal on Monday by former government subcontractor Alan Gross, who filed a $60 million lawsuit in 2012 alleging negligence on the […] Read More >

Latin America Lauds U.S., Cuba Breakthrough

Top Story — World leaders have almost universally praised the U.S. and Cuban governments for their announcement Wednesday that they would normalize diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. […] Read More >

Transcript: Obama’s Cuba Speech

Below is a full transcript of President Obama’s speech on Cuba. A video of the speech can be found following the transcript. OBAMA: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of […] Read More >

U.S., Cuba to Restore Diplomatic Ties, But Embargo Remains

The U.S. and Cuba will work to normalize diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961, President Obama said Wednesday, a major shift in policy that nonetheless falls short of […] Read More >

Alan Gross, Prisoner in Cuba for Five Years, Threatens Hunger Strike

Top Story — On the fifth anniversary of his arrest for alleged espionage in Cuba, former U.S. subcontractor Alan Gross has threatened a hunger strike and stated that he is […] Read More >

Cuba Ready To Talk With US, Says Raul Castro

Top Story — At a speech celebrating Cuba’s Revolution Day on Thursday, Cuban President Raúl Castro said he was willing to sit down for a discussion with the U.S. government over relations between […] Read More >

Cuba Upholds Alan Gross Conviction

Cuba’s Supreme Popular Tribunal upheld a conviction against U.S. contractor Alan Gross, according to a report from the island’s state media published Friday morning. The Castro government accused Gross of […] Read More >

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Visits Cuba Amid Controversy Over Alan Gross Case

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrived in Cuba Monday for a three-day visit, where he is expected to discuss the case of jailed […] Read More >

Cuba Releases Last 2 Dissidents From Group Of 75

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Cuban government freed the last two remaining prisoners on Wednesday from a group of 75 dissidents who were jailed in the spring […] Read More >

U.S. Contractor Alan Gross’ Case In Cuba Finishes Saturday; No Verdict Yet

Today in Latin America Top Story — The trial of U.S. contractor Alan Gross in Cuba for charges of threatening to subvert the Communist government finished on Saturday, though the […] Read More >