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Sen. Jeff Flake joins American released from Cuban prison on flight home

Alan Gross arrives at Andrews Air Force Base (AP Photo/Jeff Flake)

This handout photo from the Twitter account of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. shows Alan Gross arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The US and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. The announcement came amid a series of sudden confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of American prisoner Alan Gross, as well as a swap for a U.S. intelligence asset held in Cuba and the freeing of three Cubans jailed in the U.S. Gross’ wife Judy is at center. (AP Photo/Jeff Flake)

PHOENIX (AP) ai??i?? Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was on the plane that flew a released American prisoner from Cuba to the United States.

Flake was among three U.S. lawmakers accompanying Alan Gross, who was released Wednesday on humanitarian grounds.

Flake’s office issued a statement in which the Arizona Republican said it was a wonderful day for Gross and his family.

Flake said it was an honor to accompany Gross on the flight.

Gross was detained in December 2009 while working to set up Internet access as a subcontractor for the U.S. government’s U.S. Agency for International Development.

The agency does work promoting democracy in the communist country.

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  1. I am pleased that Alan Gross was released from Cuban shackles to return to freedom on the mainland. However, it becomes more obvious that the globalists are expanding their One World Government by uniting with a dictatorship in the western hemisphere. Let us not forget the Bay of Pigs invasion. we the People should be concerned.

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