Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter confirms that he is not in Cuba to free American development worker Alan Gross.
He's there to meet with the Cuban people's oppressors (the Castro brothers) and to unconditionally thaw relations with that brutal dictatorship.
UPDATE: Carter has made some time tomorrow morning to meet with a group of Cuban pro-democracy bloggers, former political prisoners and civil society activists.
Former President Jimmy Carter isn't in Cuba to negotiate for the release of jailed U.S. contractor Alan Gross, though he is hoping that his visit will help to thaw U.S.-Cuban relations, he said Tuesday.
Carter told reporters as he toured a convent in Old Havana that he had "spoken to some officials about the case of Mr. Gross," but indicated that his goal was not to bring the State Department contractor home. "I am not here to take him out of the country," Carter said, according to Reuters's translation of his answer, which he gave in Spanish.
"I hope we will be able to contribute to better relations between the two countries," Carter said.
- ► 2014 (355)
- ► 2013 (1251)
- ► 2012 (1158)
03/27 - 04/03
- Cubans Deserve Freedom Too
- Bye Bye Zapatero
- Kerry is Not Congress (Castro is Not Cuba)
- Quote of the Week
- Careful What You Lobby For
- What Carter Should Have Said in Cuba
- Rubio Calls for Recognition of Libyan Rebels
- Raul's Smirk Says It All
- Statement from U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC
- New York Congressman Denounces Carter
- Tyrant's Modern Rhetoric (Ancient Tactic)
- An Important Recognition on Sanctions
- Senator Menendez's Letter to President Carter
- Carter Not in Cuba to Free Gross
- There is NO Private Sector in Cuba
- Religious Leaders Blatantly Lied to Carter
- Will Carter Meet With the Ladies in White?
- More Info on Crackdown During Carter Visit
- Crackdown Begins as Carter Arrives in Cuba
- CNN Debate on Alan Gross
- The Ladies March On
- Welcome to Tourist (Dictator's) Paradise
- ▼ 03/27 - 04/03 (22)
- ► 2010 (1043)
- ► 2009 (933)