La Paz, Bolivia – On the Dov Hikind show minutes ago, Jacob Ostreicer confirmed a report that was previously published here on Gestetner Updates, that Four Hundred and Seventy Five Tons of Rice that was donated by the Bolivian Govt. to Cuba was indeed Jacob Ostreicher’s Rice.
He also reiterates his previous claims that former Bolivian Minister and current Bolivian UN ambassador Sacha Llorenti (@SachaLlorenti) was giving the power to Fernando Rivera and other corrupted officials that made the whole network possible.
WH Press Sec Jay Carney was “asked” about Allan Gross and out came a long written, prepared statement which was earlier attributed as being said by Mark C. Toner, Deputy Spokesperson for the US State Department.
Cuba has poured cold water on hopes that Alan Gross will be released from a Cuban prison cell anytime soon. In a statement released November 28 Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials insisted that Gross’s health — which has been a recent cause for growing concern according to his family — is normal. Gross, a Jewish American contractor jailed on spying charges, is 63. – Paul Berger
Paul Berger from the Forward Reports: Cuban officials have put U.S. media on alert that an announcement is imminent on the plight of Alan Gross, a Jewish contractor held in a Cuban jail for almost three years. The announcement is expected to be made the morning of November 28, the officials said. The warning came one day after Cuba expert Jaime Suchlicki, of Miami University, published an article in the Miami Herald hinting that Cuba is considering a pardon for Gross.
Miami Herald Reports: Florida’s top two foreign trading partners and the Florida Chamber of Commerce are sounding alarms about a new state law banning governments from hiring companies with business ties to Cuba. The warnings from economic powerhouses Canada and Brazil pit mighty business interests against the Miami-Dade lawmakers who authored the bill and the majority of legislators who voted for it, placing Florida’s pro-business governor in a political bind.Read more »