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Alan Phillip Gross (born May 2, 1949) is a United States government contractor employed by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In December 2009 he was arrested in Cuba while working on a program funded under the 1996 Helms-Burton Act. He was prosecuted in 2011 after being accused of ...


Feb 4, 2018 ... When Alan Gross heard the Trump administration's renewed U.S. push to expand internet in Cuba, disbelief washed over the American who spent five years in a Cuban jail for trying to establish clandestine communication service on the Communist-run island.


Nov 30, 2015 ... Alan Gross, who'd been held as a prisoner in Cuba for five years, gave his first extensive interview on Sunday night with Scott Pelley of "60 Minutes."


Jan 27, 2015 ... Gross almost certainly knew his activities were illegal and that they endangered lives.


Jul 13, 2017 ... WASHINGTON — Alan Gross contacted me a couple of months ago over Facebook Messenger. There was something he thought I should know. I was pleasantly surprised. I'd only exchanged pleasantries with Gross in the several times I'd seen him since his release from a Cuban prison in December 2014, ...


Dec 15, 2017 ... Exactly three years ago, on December 15, 2014, Alan Gross was speaking with his wife from prison in Cuba, where he had been held captive for over 1,800 days . An American citizen who had been arrested on false charges by the Cuban authorities in 2009, Gross was about to go back to his cell when his ...


Nov 26, 2016 ... Former Maryland aid worker Alan Gross was imprisoned in Cuba for five years before he was released in December 2014.


Nov 30, 2016 ... Alan Gross was arrested in Cuba in 2009 while working as a subcontractor for the U.S. government, having set up a handful of wi-fi hot spots in a country with some of the world's most severe internet restrictions. Some reports said he was charged with espionage; in fact he was not charged with anything at ...

Dec 1, 2016 ... Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with Alan Gross, the American aid worker who spent five years in a Cuban prison. He compared President-elect Donald Trump to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Gross said, “He's a megalomaniac of the same ilk as Fidel Castro, only he's not as well read.”