Senator Patrick Leahy met with Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana. Photo: granma.cubaweb.cu

Says US Senator Patrick Leahy

HAVANA TIMES —Washington’s unilateral pressures on Cuba will not achieve a solution in the case of USAID communications operative Alan Gross, said US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to CNN on Sunday at the State of the Union address.

The president pro tempore of the Senate and its Judiciary Committee said Gross’s release depends on both countries being willing to make compromises on their positions.

“There are ways to get him released, but this will require some give and take on both sides, and peaceful negotiations,” he said.

Leahy visited Cuba last week leading a US congressional delegation received by President Raul Castro. The Senator had direct contact with Gross at the military hospital prison where he’s serving a 15-year sentence for smuggling illegal communications equipment onto the island.

Leahy also noted that “there’s no point in keeping Cuba on the list of state sponsors of terrorism,” and he pointed to the trade embargo as another issue Washington should review.


11 thoughts on “Pressuring Cuba Won’t Free Alan Gross

  • People come here to matanzas et/al and do what they think makes the comm happy when in reality they are keeping the PTB happy IE amerika
    Get real whenever america sends a snitch to do it dirt and they snitch fails he should get what he gets

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