Cuban government on Wednesday released American Alan Gross, a contractor who since 2009 was held by the communist state. The release was part of a swap deal in which the US government will release three Cubans.
Gross, 65, was accused for hooking people up to the internet for USAIDís programs, an act considered illegal in Cuba. He was then tried and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
US President Barack Obama is to announce the release on Wednesday and to talk about future plans on US-Cuba relations.