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Alan Gross from Cuba: ‘Get me the hell out of here!’

NBC News reports on Alan Gross, the American aid worker being held hostage by the Castro dictatorship in Cuba for more than two years now, and his plea: "Get me the hell out of here!"

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4 comments to Alan Gross from Cuba: ‘Get me the hell out of here!’

  • Laz

    off topic/
    A letter to The Chronicle Herald's editor on Peter McKenna/

    As a Cuban-Canadian who lived 48 years under the brutal repression of a totalitarian dictatorship that violates the most elemental human rights of the Cuban nation for over 53 years I express my profound dismay and disgust with what was stated by Mr. Peter McKenna in his article "Harper government should strengthen ties with Havana".

    Politics and ethically regrettable that a Canadian Democrat unaware that more than three thousand Cubans were executed without trials and hundreds of thousands have been sent to the prisons of the dictatorship for the sole crime of defending Human Rights, Freedom and Democracy.

    Mr. McKenna should inquire more deeply about the real situation in Cuba and purpose to worry about the situation of Canadian citizens Sarkis Yacoubian and Cy Tokmakjian to which they were expropriated their business and are being held in Cuba.

    Very disturbing.

    With all due respect,

    Lazaro Gonzalez

  • asombra

    Gross is starting to look like Fidel, despite being much younger. I'm sure his prison conditions are far better than those for Cuban political prisoners, but he's obviously deteriorated. Obama, evidently, has other fish to fry.

  • Honey

    Andrea Mitchell, Leahy, not Fox News...hmmmm.

  • Rayarena

    In two years, Alan Gross has aged considerably more than two years. He doesn't even look like the same man. Does this send off an signals to the world? That perhaps the situation inside Cuban jails is no frolic in the park. That perhaps it is a truly repressive country like the hated "Miami Mafia" says that it is.