Our Condolences to the Gross Family

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Evelyn Gross, the mother of Castro's American hostage Alan Gross, has died at the age of 92.

Alan Gross had repeatedly asked the Castro regime for permission to see his mother before she died.  He had promised to return to Cuba if he had been allowed to visit.

His humanitarian request was denied.

In 2012, a U.S. federal judge granted imprisoned Cuban spy Rene Gonzalez a two-week furlough to visit his dying brother, who suffered from lung cancer.

Needless to say, Cuba's dictator is less than humane.

Since Alan Gross' imprisonment in 2009, the Obama Administration has taken various steps to secure Gross' release -- but only in the form of easing sanctions and unconditionally engaging his Cuban hostage-takers.

The time has long come for the Castro regime to face serious, tangible repercussions for its illegal hostage-taking.