Dissident groups say none on the list are political prisoners. Cuba released 53 political prisoners in conjunction with last December’s announcement of detente with United States, engineered with the aid of Pope Francis.
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(RNS) The return of the aid worker may also lead to “normalizing” relations after a 54-year trade and tourism embargo with Cuba.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Jewish community is trying to enlist the pope to intercede on behalf of Alan Gross, the Maryland Jewish man who has been in a Cuban jail for more than two years, on his upcoming trip to the island nation. By Lauren Markoe.