Four U.S. House members have met with an American government subcontractor who is serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba.
The delegation includes U.S. Reps. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, Sam Farr and Barbara Lee of California and Gregory Meeks of New York.
Cleaver says they are hoping to start negotiations on securing the release of Alan Gross, a Maryland native.
Lee says it is time for both countries to “make a serious commitment” to serious negotiations.
The delegation also met Monday with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.
“Three of them look like the slaves our old man would shoot when they got uppity on his plantation. The other like the come-mierda from the New York Times…This should be fun!”