'I'm free,' says American after five years held in Cuba

The messages from Alan Gross had grown increasingly ominous. In May, on his 65th birthday, the former U.S. aid worker said he would rather die than spend another birthday in a Cuban prison. Two weeks ago, his wife said he was "literally wasting away."

Cuba releases US contractor Alan Gross

Cuba has released US contractor Alan Gross, who had been imprisoned for five years for his alleged tie with the US intelligence agencies, the White House statement said Wednesday.

Freed American Alan Gross had long career in foreign aid

Alan Gross, 65, who spent five years in a Cuban prison, has had a long career in foreign aid and international development.

Cuba`s Raul Castro to address nation on US relations

Cuban President Raul Castro will address the nation on relations with the United States at 12:00 pm (1700 GMT) Wednesday, state television said, after Havana freed US prisoner Alan Gross.

Cuba frees US prisoner Alan Gross

Cuba has freed Alan Gross, an American contractor jailed on the communist-ruled island since 2009, a US official said Wednesday, amid signs of an imminent thaw in ties between the Cold War foes.

US urges Cuba to free American for mother`s funeral

The US has called on Cuba to allow an imprisoned American contractor to travel home to attend his mother`s funeral as a humanitarian gesture.

Cuban spy calls for prisoner swap, like with Taliban

A former Cuban spy urged Washington to swap three detained agents for the freedom of American Alan Gross, citing the deal that saw a US soldier released over the weekend.

US asks Cuba to release Alan Gross

Expressing concern over the continued imprisonment of Alan Gross, US President Barack Obama has asked the Cuban Government to release him on a humanitarian basis.

Cuban document details charges against American

Alan Gross has been jailed in Cuba since December 03, 2009, and is serving a 15-year sentence.

Cuban Jewish leaders meet with jailed American

Judy Gross said her 62-year-old husband had recently
cried for the first time while they spoke on the phone

Cuban court upholds sentence for jailed American

The case has brought US-Cuba ties to a standstill after a brief warming under President Obama.

Jailed US contractor says intended no harm to Cuba

Havana has accused Alan Gross of being part of US govt efforts to subvert communist rule on Cuba.

Carter meets jailed American in Cuba, calls for release

Former US president Jimmy Carter met Fidel and Raul Castro in Cuba.

US urges Carter to ask Cuba to release American

Alan Gross was arrested in 2009 for delivering laptops to Jewish community.

Cuba sentences US contractor to 15 years in prison

Alan Gross has been sentenced for distributing laptops and cellular phones.