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DAI CEO James Boomgard on the Alan Gross release: ‘This is a joyful day’

DAI CEO James Boomgard on the Alan Gross release: ‘This is a joyful day’ Washington Business Journal Online By Jill R. Aitoro 18 December 2014 The CEO of an international development contractor described Wednesday as a joyful day following the … Continue reading

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Alan Gross’s diplomatic escorts

Alan Gross’s diplomatic escorts By Chad Pergram Published December 18, 2014 This Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo shows Alan Gross, second from right, with, from left, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. … Continue reading

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Alan Gross ’s letters from a Cuban prison: Hope and humor while his health was failing;

Alan Gross ’s letters from a Cuban prison: Hope and humor while his health was failing; His health was failing, but in missives to a cousin Alan Gross maintained his wit and sense of gratitude. Washington Post.com By Ian Shapira … Continue reading

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Our Man in Havana

Our Man in Havana The Imprisonment of Alan Gross and the U.S. Effort to Bring Him Home By R. M. Schneiderman December 21, 2012 Alan Gross arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, December 17, 2014. (Lawrence Jackson / Courtesy Reuters) … Continue reading

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Who is Alan Gross, the American just freed from Cuban prison?

Who is Alan Gross, the American just freed from Cuban prison? Updated by Zack Beauchamp on December 17, 2014, 11:40 a.m. ET @zackbeauchamp zack@vox.com Supporters hold signs to call on bringing home of U.S. citizen Alan Gross during a rally at … Continue reading

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U.S. to start talks with Cuba to normalize ties

U.S. to start talks with Cuba to normalize ties Moves to close the rifts with Cuba would mark a significant moment in Western Hemisphere politics. (Alejandro Ernesto/EPA) By Karen DeYoung and Brian Murphy December 17 at 12:48 PM Follow @karendeyoung1 … Continue reading

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Obama Says ‘Conversations’ Aim at Freeing Alan Gross

Obama Says ‘Conversations’ Aim at Freeing Alan Gross President ‘Concerned’ About Jewish Contractor in Cuba Jail By JTA Published December 11, 2014. President Obama said the United States has been “in conversations” about trying to free American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross … Continue reading

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US co-opted Cuba’s hip-hop scene to spark change

US co-opted Cuba’s hip-hop scene to spark change By DESMOND BUTLER, MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Dec. 11, 2014 1:01 AM EST This 2008 photo provided by Melisa Riviere shows Bian Rodriguez, left, and Aldo Rodriguez, right,… Read … Continue reading

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White House calls on Cuba to release Alan Gross, remove ‘impediment’ to normalizing relations

White House calls on Cuba to release Alan Gross, remove ‘impediment’ to normalizing relations By Lesley Clark McClatchy Washington Bureau Published: December 3, 2014 Reigious groups and family members hold a vigil outside the Cuban interests Section in Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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Is Alan Gross ‘At the End’ After 5 Years in Prison?

Is Alan Gross ‘At the End’ After 5 Years in Prison? Wife of Jailed Contractor Fears for Health By JTA Published December 03, 2014. Related Is Alan Gross Near Death in Cuba Prison? The wife of Alan Gross said “I … Continue reading

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