Friday, January 14, 2011

Did talks about Alan Gross trigger White House announcement?

Just when we need a leaked U.S. embassy cable, there's zilch from Wikileaks czar Julian Assange.
I'd like to know if Cuban officials gave the State Department any assurances that they're going to get moving on the Alan Gross prosecution, and whether that influenced the timing of today's announcement that the White House is loosening the travel restrictions to Cuba.
All sides may deny such a thing, but we know from reading the embassy cables that there's almost always a public version of what's going on and a private one.

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