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Obama: Time To Start Normalizing Relations With Cuba

Posted On December 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama claims it is finally time to start normalizing relations with Cuba.   Speaking from the White House, the President called the U.S. approach to Cuba outdated. Obama argued that the long isolation of Cuba has had little effect. The U.S. imposed a strict embargo on the communist island nation more…

Obama: Time To Start Normalizing Relations With Cuba

Posted On December 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama says it is finally time to start normalizing relations with Cuba.   Speaking from the White House, the President announced that the U.S. will start easing some travel and trade restrictions and re-establishing embassies in Havana and Washington, DC. The U.S. imposed a strict embargo on the communist island nation…

Vatican Involved In Cuba’s Release Of American Contractor

Posted On December 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Vatican apparently played a major role in talks leading up to Cuba's release of American aid worker Alan Gross. Senator Dick Durban called the church's involvement "significant." The Illinois Democrat also said today he was "overjoyed" by the news. Durbin was among the congressional leaders briefed about the release by the…

Freed American Contractor Alan Gross Back In US

Posted On December 17, 2014

(Undated) -- The American contractor freed after five years in a Cuban prison is back on U.S. soil. Alan Gross landed this morning at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland after his release was negotiated as part of a larger move to restore American relations with Cuba. According to his lawyer, Gross' first words to his…

Gross Released; Obama To Speak About Cuba

Posted On December 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama will deliver a statement about Cuba at noon, Eastern time. The statement follows the release of American Alan Gross from a Cuban prison this morning. Speculation is growing that Obama will announce a major overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba. Gross is a U.S. government contractor who has been held…