What Alan Gross was really doing in Cuba
We all know he was doing something illegal related to communications but exactly what was going on and how his work was connected to the US government has tended to be a bit non-specific. Well, Tracey Eaton did the research and published the real story in his blog. The article also details how he has effectively been disowned once he was arrested.
If you feel he is being unreasonably punished for what he did, replace Cuba with just about any other country name and think about how that country would have responded.
U.S. officials stressed the importance of secrecy during a 2008 meeting with a Maryland contractor that had been chosen to carry out a new democracy project in Cuba, according to a confidential memo (download 8-page document). The project wasn’t considered classified, however, because the U.S. Agency for International Development wanted to create the illusion of transparency.