U.S. Senators visit Cuba
Republican Richard Shelby and Democrat Patrick Leahy met with Raul Castro and discussed Alan Gross.
U.S. Congressmen, Richard Shelby and Patrick Leahy, visited Havana on Thursday and there met with President Raul Castro, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and USAID contractor imprisoned in Cuba, Alan Gross.
As reported by the official Cuban Communist Party, Granma, during the meeting, lawmakers tried several "topics of interest" for both countries.
The Associated Press reported that Sen. Patrick Leahy met Thursday with the contractor Alan Gross, who is imprisoned in Cuba after being sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of espionage, because according to justice of the island, would have entered the country technological devices are not allowed.
Referring to the case of Gross, Republican Richard Shelby said, "Much remains to be done", but said significant progress was made in the case.
The meeting of U.S. Senators with Cuban President Raul Castro, have lasted about two hours and a meeting was "cordial," said Leahy, who also said that Castro took order to propose concern the case of five Cuban sentenced to prison in the United States.
This time, the Cuban president did not explicitly an exchange of Gross for the Cuban prisoners.