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Hopes cool for freedom of American jailed in Cuba

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A standoff between former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and the Cuban government stretched into a second day Friday, with the U.S. statesman insisting he will not quit the island until he is allowed to meet with a jailed American he says is ailing and ought to be sent home.

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#1 Sep 9, 2011
Hopes cool for freedom of American jailed in Cuba
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HAVANA A standoff between former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and the Cuban government stretched into a second day Friday, with the U.S. statesman insisting he will not quit the island until he is allowed to meet with a jailed American he says is ailing and ought to be sent home.

Richardson said Friday that he was concerned about the health of 62-year-old Alan Gross, who has reportedly lost 100 pounds since his arrest in December 2009, and had no timetable for leaving Cuba unless he sees him.

"There are reports of Mr. Gross's health deteriorating," Richardson said. "I have decided to stay in Cuba until I see Alan Gross."



Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the National hotel in Havana, Cuba,Thursday Sept. 8, 2011. Richardson said Thursday night that Cuban officials have denied his request to meet with jailed U.S. subcontractor Alan Gross, dashing hopes that the American might be freed soon.

- Franklin Reyes /AP Photo
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the National hotel in Havana, Cuba,Thursday Sept. 8, 2011. Richardson said Thursday night that Cuban officials have denied his request to meet with jailed U.S. subcontractor Alan Gross, dashing hopes that the American might be freed soon.
- Franklin Reyes /AP Photo

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson walks through the National Hotel after a morning work out in Havana, Cuba, early Thursday Sept. 8, 2011. The surprise visit by Richardson has revived hope Cuba may soon free a U.S. government subcontractor whose imprisonment has snarled efforts to improve relations between the two countries. Alan Gross is serving 15 years for illegally bringing communications equipment to the island.
- Javier Galeano /AP Photo

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, center, arrives for a press conference at the National Hotel in Havana, Cuba, Friday Sept. 9, 2011. Richardson said Friday that he was concerned about the health of 62-year-old Alan Gross, who has reportedly lost 100 pounds since his arrest in December 2009, and had no timetable for leaving Cuba unless he sees him. Gross is serving 15 years for illegally bringing communications equipment to the island.
- Franklin Reyes /AP Photo

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, center, greets unidentified people after a press conference at the National Hotel in Havana, Cuba, Friday Sept. 9, 2011. Richardson said Friday that he was concerned about the health of 62-year-old Alan Gross, who has reportedly lost 100 pounds since his arrest in December 2009, and had no timetable for leaving Cuba unless he sees him. Gross is serving 15 years for illegally bringing communications equipment to the island.
- Franklin Reyes /AP Photo
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