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Everything You Need To Know About Alan Gross And U.S.-Cuba Relations Now

Jeff Flake

U.S. government contract worker Alan Gross was released Wednesday morning after a five-year imprisonment in Cuba.

The 65-year-old, now in poor health, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Cuban court in 2011 for bringing telecommunications devices onto the island.

WLRN has reported on Gross' trajectory with the Cuban government and you can read those stories here.

At noon Wednesday, President Barack Obama also announced his new approach in U.S.-Cuba relations.

You can watch his statement below: 

Cuban leader Raúl Castro also released a statement earlier today. You can read a translation of it here.


Below are some links you should read if you want to become familiar with the matter.

From WLRN-Miami Herald News:

From the Miami Herald: 

Obama Unveils 'New Approach' On Cuba As Former Foes Chart New Course

Obama: U.S. Re-establishing Relations With Cuba