Maryland Representative Chris Van Hollen only casually knew Alan Gross before Cubans imprisoned the aide worker, but he became intimately involved in the effort to free Gross.
A dire warning from Havana, Cuba. Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor accused of spying, says he will take his own life if he’s not released from prison. He’s served five years of a 15-year sentence.
The Maryland House of Delegates on Friday unanimously passed a bill making it a misdemeanor to post so-called “revenge porn” online.
Cuba lashed back Friday at what it called a campaign of distortions over the health of an imprisoned American contractor, and hinted at retaliation that could include transferring the 63-year-old man from the military hospital where he is being held to a regular prison.
The State Department says the former New Mexico governor is traveling as a private citizen. But the department says it supports his efforts to obtain Alan Gross’ freedom.