American Captive in Cuba Starts Hunger Strike

Imprisoned American-Jewish subcontractor Alan Gross has been held in Cuba since 2009, again calls on Obama to help.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2014, 8:50 PM

'Dumb' Social Media Program Could Worsen US-Cuba Relations

Cuba accuses Washington of using ZunZuneo app in covert op. to overthrow gov't; jailed American-Jewish aid worker at risk.AFP, 4/5/2014, 9:59 PM

Republicans Slam Obama for Castro Handshake

"Neville Chamberlain shook hands with Hitler," notes John McCain after President Obama shakes hands with Cuban dictator.Elad Benari, 12/11/2013, 3:15 AM

Obama Shakes Castro's Hand At Mandela Event

Obama's handshake with communist leader Raul Castro comes despite frozen US-Cuban relations and imprisoned American Alan Gross' appeal.Ari Yashar, 12/10/2013, 9:16 PM

Captive American Makes Personal Appeal to Obama for Release

Imprisoned American-Jewish contractor feels 'abandoned' by Obama administration, sends personal appeal to President to intervene.Tova Dvorin, 12/3/2013, 1:34 PM

Saudi Arabia, Russia and China Elected to UNHRC

Irony: Countries with questionable human rights records win seats on none other than the UN Human Rights Council.Elad Benari, 11/13/2013, 5:43 AM

Cuban Spy Released By US Urges Talks with Havana

US and Cuba should hold serious talks on release of imprisoned American, said Cuban spy released from American prison.Arutz Sheva staff, 6/2/2013, 10:22 PM

U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Alan Gross

Federal judge dismisses a lawsuit brought by Alan Gross against the U.S. government, for whom he was working when he was arrested.Elad Benari, 5/29/2013, 5:13 AM

Imprisoned Alan Gross Settles Lawsuit Against US Employer

American-Jewish contractor settled lawsuit against his US government employer, claiming mission risks were underestimated. Arutz Sheva staff, 5/20/2013, 9:12 AM

Cuba Open to Talks with US Over Alan Gross, Detained 'Spies'

Cuba ready to open talks with the United States on swapping their respective nationals held for spying, says Cuban FM.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/7/2013, 6:07 PM

'Cuban Five' Member Must Renounce US Citizenship: Court

Member of "Cuban Five" group convicted of espionage will be allowed to remain permanently in Cuba in exchange for renouncing US citizenship.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/5/2013, 12:57 PM

Ex-State Dept Employee Indicted on Cuba Espionage Charge

US has indicted a former State Department employee now living in Sweden with conspiracy to commit espionage for Cuba.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/26/2013, 12:42 PM

Kerry: U.S. Working to Free Alan Gross

Washington is seeking to free two U.S. citizens held in Cuba and Iran, but has rejected a swap deal with Havana, says Kerry.Elad Benari, 4/18/2013, 5:15 AM

Havana Claims US Denying Access to 'Cuba Five' Member

Cuba accuses the US of unfairly denying its consular officials access to one of the members of the "Cuban Five" group convicted of espionageArutz Sheva staff, 2/27/2013, 9:18 PM

'Give and Take' Needed in Release of Jailed American in Cuba

US Senator, back from a trip to Cuba, said that a "give and take" is needed by both sides to gain the release of Jewish-American Alan Gross , 2/24/2013, 6:11 PM

US Delegation Asks Cuba to Release Social Worker Alan Gross

Members of Congress have gone to Cuba in an attempt to free imprisoned American Jewish social worker Alan Gross, age 63. Chana Ya'ar, 2/20/2013, 12:45 PM

Venezuela’s President Chavez is Alive, Returns to Caracas

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is alive and has returned home to Caracas following a fourth round of surgery in December for cancer.Chana Ya'ar, 2/18/2013, 8:52 PM

Power Struggle Starts as Venezuela Pres. Chavez Recovers

A power struggle is in the works as doubts grow over whether Venezuela's president will attend his own inauguration following surgery.Chana Ya'ar, 12/26/2012, 11:45 AM

Venezuela's Pres. Chavez Admits Cancer is Back, Surgery Planned

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on state TV Saturday night his cancer is back, and he must return to Cuba for more surgery.Chana Ya'ar, 12/9/2012, 8:55 AM

Wife of Alan Gross Sues US for Husband's Cuba Incarceration

Wife of Jewish-American contractor Alan Gross is suing the United States government and global development company DAI for up to $60 millionRachel Hirshfeld , 12/3/2012, 7:11 PM

500 Rabbis Call for Release of Jailed US Contractor Alan Gross

The wife of jailed American contractor Alan Gross and 500 rabbis from around the world continue to appeal to Havana on his behalf. Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/12/2012, 7:49 AM

Castro Hired Nazi SS to Train Military, Intel Documents Reveal

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro recruited two former Nazi SS soldiers to help train his military at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis.Rachel Hirshfeld, 10/16/2012, 1:17 PM

Cuba Refuses to Release American-Jewish Prisoner who fell Ill

An American-Jewish contractor who is imprisoned in Cuba is being denied requests for release despite being diagnosed with cancerAnnie Lubin, 10/2/2012, 7:28 PM

Dozens of Senators Urge Cuban President to Release Alan Gross

A bipartisan group of Unites States senators wrote a letter to Cuban President Raul Castro, urging him to release Alan Gross.Rachel Hirshfeld, 9/27/2012, 3:57 PM

Alan Gross' Lawyer: He is Not Healthy

The lawyer for U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who is in jail in Cuba, rejects claims by Havana that his client is in good health.Elad Benari, 9/14/2012, 6:14 AM

Cuba Insists Alan Gross is in Decent Health

Cuba insists that jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross is in decent health, despite his wife's assertion he has lost more than 100 pounds.Elad Benari, 9/13/2012, 5:45 AM

Gross' Lawyers Ask UN to Help Release Him

Lawyers for Allan Gross, who is imprisoned in Cuba, ask a UN working group on arbitrary detentions to press for their client's release.Elad Benari, 9/12/2012, 11:37 AM

Gross: 'It's Very Comforting to Know I'm Not Forgotten'

Alan Gross thanks Jewish community for efforts in attempting to secure his release; Says, "It's very comforting to know I'm not forgotten."Rachel Hirshfeld , 5/25/2012, 1:13 PM

Official: Cuba Willing to Negotiate Release of Alan Gross

Cuban authorities may be ready to negotiate the status of jailed American Alan Gross, a senior Cuban official said.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/16/2012, 11:32 AM

Papal Visit Elicits Hope for Freedom of Alan Gross

Wife of Alan Gross expressed hope that the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Cuba would help bring about her husband’s release. Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/28/2012, 1:30 PM

Similarities And Differences Between Two Papal Visits to Cuba

The Catholic Church in Poland is seeking to exploit the weakened state of the Communist regime in Cuba.Amiel Ungar, 3/27/2012, 6:20 AM

Alan Gross' Wife Hopes Cuba Will Reciprocate Act of Goodwill

In response to decision to temporarily release a Cuban spy, Rene Gonzalez, wife of Alan Gross says she hopes for reciprocal act of goodwill.Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/21/2012, 11:43 AM

US Senators Meet Castro, Discuss Alan Gross' Release

Senators Leahy and Shelly met with Cuban President Raul Castro to discuss release of Alan Gross, who is serving 15 year jail sentence.Rachel Hirshfeld, 2/27/2012, 5:43 PM

Cuba to Free 2,900 Prisoners - But Not American Jew Alan Gross

Cuban President Raul Castro says he will free nearly 3,000 prisoners on humanitarian grounds, but not US Jewish social worker Alan Gross.Chana Ya'ar, 12/25/2011, 11:37 AM

Report: Hizbullah Establishes Cuba Base

Hizbullah has reportedly established a base in Cuba with the aim of striking Israeli targets to avenge slain commander Imad Mughniyeh. Gabe Kahn., 9/1/2011, 6:27 PM

Ailing Venezuela President Chavez Claims Health is 'Improving'

Ailing Venezuela President Hugo Chavez told Cubans this week he could "speak for five hours" -- but spent only 20 minutes on television.Chana Ya'ar, 8/17/2011, 11:14 AM

Chavez Returns To Cuba Sans Omnipotence

Hugo Chavez, forced to undergo chemotherapy in Cuba, must now delegate responsibilities. The nail biting is not restricted to Venezuela.Amiel Ungar, 7/17/2011, 10:03 PM

Report: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez in Critical Condition

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is reportedly hospitalized in Cuba in critical condition. Chana Ya'ar, 6/25/2011, 11:29 PM

The Venezuelan Missile Crisis: The Parallels Hold Up

So far the report in Die Welt about Iranian missile bases in Venezuela is not arousing much alarm. It should.Amiel Ungar, 5/18/2011, 9:34 PM

Beneath the Jargon Raul Castro May Be Signaling Change

In perhaps an admission of the failure of Cuban Communism, Raul Castro advocates wider role for private enterprise.Amiel Ungar, 4/17/2011, 6:58 PM

Preparing for Post Castro Cuba?

The Obama Administration's relaxation of restrictions to Cuba has provoked controversy.Amiel Ungar, 1/18/2011, 11:02 PM

Netanyahu Clarifies His Praise of Castro

U.S. Congresswoman expresses her dismay at Netanyahu’s apparent praising of comments made by former Cuban leader.Elad Benari, 11/25/2010, 2:18 AM

Jewish Social Worker Held as ‘Spy’ in Cuba

A 60-year-old American Jew is being held on suspicion of being a spy for the United States. The man, Alan Gross, was arrested in Cuba last month.INN Staff, 1/14/2010, 7:15 PM