Agence France-PresseFebruary 24, 2013 10:46
A prominent US senator back from a trip to Cuba said Sunday that "give and take" by both sides is needed to gain the release of a US contractor being held on the communist-ruled island.
Senator Patrick Leahy, who chairs the US Senate's Judiciary Committee, met with President Raul Castro and jailed US contractor Alan Gross during a visit this week to Cuba.
Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union" show, Leahy said US pressure would not work on Cuba. Gross is "not going to be released by the Cubans because of pressure from the United States," he said.