U. S. opinion surveys show majority support, even among Cuban-Americans, for normal U.S.-Cuba relations.
Cuban Five defenders distinguish between the role of the Five in the United States and Gross' activities in Cuba.
New Cuban regulations taking effect on January 14 allow for hassle-free foreign departures and easy return for travelers.
The stakes in this situation are high not only for Venezuela but for the entire Latin American and Caribbean area.
Although the U.S. government has been saying "no exchange," Mr. and Mrs. Gross are not, because it is not in their interests to shut off that possibility.
For the fourth time in a year and a half, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez left for Cuba on Sunday for cancer treatment.
On Tuesday, the United Nations General Assembly voted, for the twenty-second consecutive time, to condemn the United States' economic blockade against Cuba.
The Cuban government announced new policies on foreign travel from Cuba to take effect January 14, 2013. Cubans may leave the island for any purpose on presentation of a valid passport and an entry visa,
Many regard Cuba's success in making education accessible and socially useful to have been a prime achievement of the Cuban Revolution.