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Richardson Back in US Without Jailed Contractor

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson is back in the United States after failing to secure the release of an American contractor serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba for crimes against the communist state. Richardson returned Wednesday after spending a week on the island trying to get permission at least to see 62-year-old Alan […]

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Richardson to Leave Cuba Without Seeing Imprisoned American

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson says he will leave Cuba Wednesday after failing to secure the release of an American contractor currently serving a 15-year prison sentence on the island for crimes against the communist state. Richardson made the comment in Havana Tuesday, after initially saying he would stay in Cuba until he at […]

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Richardson to Leave Cuba Without Seeing Imprisoned American

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson says he will leave Cuba Wednesday after failing to secure the release of an American contractor currently serving a 15-year prison sentence on the island for crimes against the communist state. Richardson made the comment in Havana Tuesday, after initially saying he would stay in Cuba until he at […]

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Ex-NM Governor Won’t Leave Cuba Without Seeing Jailed American

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson says he will not leave Cuba until he is allowed to see U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is serving 15 years in prison for crimes against the communist state. Richardson said Friday he had met for three hours with Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez and was surprised to be […]

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Former New Mexico Governor Seeks Release of American in Cuba

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson is traveling to Cuba to seek the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is serving 15 years in prison for crimes against the communist state. The State Department said Wednesday it was “aware” of Richardson’s trip and that it supports the former governor’s efforts to obtain Gross’s release. […]

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Cuba Rejects Appeal From Jailed US Contractor

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Cuba’s Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in March for crimes against the communist state. The court on Friday rejected an appeal from Gross, who was arrested by Cuban authorities in December 2009 for bringing communications equipment into the country. The […]

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Cuba Rejects Appeal from Jailed US Contractor

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Cuba’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison in March for crimes against the communist state. Cuban authorities arrested Gross in December 2009 for bringing communications equipment into the country. Gross was working for a private firm that was contracted by the […]

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Cuban Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Jailed American

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Cuba’s Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal Friday of a U.S. contractor sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against the communist state. Alan Gross was arrested in December 2009 for bringing communications equipment into Cuba. A lawyer for Gross, Peter Kahn, says the hearing will afford the convicted contractor another opportunity […]

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Cuba Sets Appeal Hearing for Jailed American

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Cuba’s top court will consider an appeal from the American contractor imprisoned for crimes against the communist state. Cuban state media Thursday announced the country’s Supreme Court will consider Alan Gross’s appeal on July 22. The report said U.S. officials and Gross’s lawyers had been notified of the court date. Gross is serving a 15-year […]

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US Delegation Meets with Contractor Jailed in Cuba

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. delegation has visited an American contractor jailed in Cuba for crimes against the communist state. Political strategist Donna Brazile said Thursday the delegation spoke with Alan Gross for about two hours and found him “in good spirits.” Brazile said Gross, who is serving a 15-year sentence, “is not bitter” but eager to return […]

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