HAVANA TIMES, March 21 — The wife of US government agent Alan Gross, currently serving time in a Cuban prison, called Tuesday on Raul Castro to authorize an urgent trip by her husband to the US, reported AFP.
“I hope that President Castro will now authorize the request for Alan to visit his sick mother, Evelyn, who is suffering from terminal lung cancer,” said Judy Gross.
Her request comes in the wake of permission granted by a US judge to allow a similar visit by Rene Gonzalez, a Cuban intelligence officer who is now on probation after serving over a decade in US prisons.
Gonzalez may be allowed to visit his ailing brother on the island, but must still obtain permission from the US Treasury Dept.
Gross, sentenced in April of last year to 15 years in prison, asked the Cuban president five days ago to permit him a two-week visit to see his mother, who will soon be turning 90.