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Alan Gross (C), the US contractor released from prison in Cuba last month, is applauded during US President Barack Obama's State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/POOL/MANDEL NGAN

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Alan Gross stands with his wife Judy and gives remarks to the media after being released from a Cuban prison where he was held for 5 years, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Gross was arrested while in Cuba while working as a U.S. government subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Alan Gross stands with his wife Judy and gives remarks to the media after being released from a Cuban prison where he was held for 5 years, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Gross was arrested while in Cuba while working as a U.S. government subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Alan Gross stands with his wife Judy and gives remarks to the media after being released from a Cuban prison where he was held for 5 years, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Gross was arrested while in Cuba while working as a U.S. government subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Alan Gross stands with his wife Judy and gives remarks to the media after being released from a Cuban prison where he was held for 5 years, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Gross was arrested while in Cuba while working as a U.S. government subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Alan Gross stands with his wife Judy and gives remarks to the media after being released from a Cuban prison where he was held for 5 years, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Gross was arrested while in Cuba while working as a U.S. government subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Alan Gross stands with his wife Judy and gives remarks to the media after being released from a Cuban prison where he was held for five years, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Gross was arrested while in Cuba while working as a U.S. government subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Protesters outside of Cafe Versailles on Calle Ocho in Miami, decry the exchange of convicted Cuban spies, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, for USAID subcontractor Alan Gross, who has been held by the Cuban government. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, Roberto Koltun) MAGS OUT

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American Alan Gross, sentenced as a spy in Havana, Cuba, is on a hunger strike in prison and has said he wants to die. (AP Photo/James L. Berenthal, File)

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American Alan Gross, sentenced as a spy in Havana, Cuba, is on a hunger strike in prison and has said he wants to die. (AP Photo/James L. Berenthal, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2012 file photo provided by James L. Berenthal, shows jailed American Alan Gross poses for a photo during a visit by Rabbi Elie Abadie and U.S. lawyer James L. Berenthal at Finlay military hospital as he serves a prison sentence in Havana, Cuba. The mother of an American man who was imprisoned in Cuba while working to set up Internet access there has died. The family of 92-year-old Evelyn Gross said Wednesday that she died in Plano, Texas. She had suffered from lung cancer. Gross’ son Alan Gross was arrested in Cuba in 2009. The Maryland man had been working covertly in Cuba as a subcontractor for the U.S. government's U.S. Agency for International Development. (AP Photo/James L. Berenthal, File)

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U.S. lawyer Scott Gilbert, speaks to reporters about imprisoned U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Gross was imprisoned in December 2009 after he was caught setting up hard-to-detect Internet networks under a U.S. government contract. Cuba considers such programs to be an affront to its sovereignty and sentenced him to 15 years. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2012 file photo provided by James L. Berenthal, jailed American Alan Gross poses for a photo during a visit by Rabbi Elie Abadie and U.S. lawyer James L. Berenthal at Finlay military hospital as he serves a prison sentence in Havana, Cuba. Scott Gilbert, Gross' attorney said Wednesday, April 23, 2014, that Gross is suffering a number of ailments. On May 2, Gross will turn 65 years old. (AP Photo/James L. Berenthal, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2012 file photo provided by U.S. lawyer James L. Berenthal, jailed American Alan Gross poses for a photo during a visit by Rabbi Elie Abadie and Berenthal at Finlay military hospital in Havana, Cuba. Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor imprisoned in Cuba, released a statement through his lawyer Tuesday, April 8, 2014, saying he began fasting to protest his treatment by the governments of Cuba and the United States. (AP Photo/James L. Berenthal, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2012 file photo provided by James L. Berenthal, jailed American Alan Gross poses for a photo during a visit by Rabbi Elie Abadie and U.S. lawyer James L. Berenthal at Finlay military hospital as he serves a prison sentence in Havana, Cuba. The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned. The project, dubbed "ZunZuneo," slang for a Cuban hummingbird’s tweet, was publicly launched shortly after the 2009 arrest of Gross. He was imprisoned after traveling repeatedly to the country on a separate, clandestine USAID mission to expand Internet access using sensitive technology that only governments use. (AP Photo/James L. Berenthal, File)