US Asks for Release of Agent Gross

HAVANA TIMES, June 3 — The US government reiterated its request to the Cuban authorities for the release for humanitarian reasons of Alan Gross, a contractor from that country imprisoned on the island since December 3, according to statements to the press by Philip Crowley, U.S. Department of State spokesperson.  Gross was distributing communication equipment when he was arrested and charged with carrying out espionage activities, reported IPS.