Cuba Reconfirms Alan Gross is a Hostage

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
During a visit to Brazil yesterday, the Castro regime's Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, stated:

"The Cuban government has informed the North American government of its complete willingness to start serious and respectful conversations to try to find a solution to the case of Mr. Alan Gross."

But he added such talks must "take into account the humanitarian concerns of our country in the case of Cuban citizens that are serving sentences in the United States."

Rodriguez makes it clear (once again) that American development worker, Alan Gross, is being held hostage by the Castro regime, in order to coerce the United States into releasing four convicted Cuban spies still serving their sentences here.

Moreover, Rodriguez's remarks also confirm that the hostage-taking of Alan Gross is an act of terrorism by the Cuban government.

Terrorism is defined in U.S. law as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”