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Jeb Bush "delighted" by Alan Gross freedom

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 00:24

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and current Governor Rick Scott react to the release of U.S. aid worker Alan Gross from Cuba. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison in a reported prisoner exchange with Havana that the United States said on Wednesday heralds an overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba. A U.S. official said Gross was released on humanitarian grounds. CNN reported a prisoner exchange that also included Cuba releasing a U.S. intelligence source and the United States releasing three Cuban intelligence agents. U.S. President Barack Obama was due to make a statement at noon (1700 GMT) on Cuba, the White House said, and U.S. official said Obama would announce a shift in Cuba policy. Cuban President Raul Castro was also set to make a statement at that time. Cuba arrested Gross, now 65, on Dec. 3, 2009, and later convicted the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) subcontractor to 15 years in prison for importing banned technology and trying to establish clandestine Internet service for Cuban Jews.

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Jeb Bush "delighted" by Alan Gross freedom

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 00:24