Cuba seeks 20 years in jail for American USAID subcontractor
Cuban President Raul Castro accused Alan Gross of distributing illegal satellite communications equipment to dissidents.
February 4th, 2011
05:11 PM ET

Cuba seeks 20 years in jail for American USAID subcontractor

An American USAID subcontractor jailed in Havana over a year ago has been charged with "acts against the independence and integrity" of Cuba and could face up to 20 years in prison, Cuban state media reported on Friday.

The December 2009 arrest of Alan Gross put relations between the United States and Cuba back in the deep freeze despite initial signs of a thaw under President Barack Obama.

At the time, Cuban President Raul Castro said Gross had been distributing illegal satellite communications equipment to dissidents. Other officials referred to him as a spy.

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  1. hahaha

    Hey mom I found the short bus riders blog room

    February 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Grassy Knoll

    You think?

    February 5, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. NuckinFuts

    Bush could probably out shoot Castro, so maybe we can allow them a gun of their choosing. Obama would have to challenge Castro to a game of HORSE. My bet is any recent potus would beat any of these flimsy keebler elf world leaders. Just my opinion.

    February 5, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Seniorita

    hey guys, saw you play paradiso, super nice!!! obama was for the bail out, he wants to bomb pksaatin.. was ok about the wiretapping.. wants global carbon tax, got 4 times more wallstreet money than mcain.. he is not going to repeal the patriot act.. 🙁

    March 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
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