Obama moves to normalize relations after prisoner swap

U.S. contractor Alan Gross was freed on humanitarian grounds. An unnamed intelligence asset held for 20 years was exchanged for three Cuban nationals convicted of spying in the U.S. in 2001.

The secret diplomacy that led to the breakthrough deal

It started with an American overture to Cuba and a series of meetings in third countries. Then, the pope intervened.

Freed U.S. spy, never before disclosed, was vital asset

The White House said the Cuban-born spy helped unravel several long-running Cuban espionage operations.

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Others hailed Obama’s move to end the divide.

Gross holds hands with his wife at a news conference. (Reuters)

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