Jimmy Carter to visit Jewish community in Cuba

 Jimmy Carter to visit Jewish community in Cuba
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Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 6:37pm

 Cuban officials say former U.S. President Jimmy Carter plans to meet with Jewish leaders during his visit to Havana.

That could hint that his visit may deal partly with the case of a U.S. contractor whose conviction has further dented relations between Havana and Washington.


An agenda released by Cuba's Foreign Relations Ministry says Carter is to visit a Jewish institution shortly after arriving Monday.


A Cuban court has sentenced Alan Gross to 15 years in prison for bringing unauthorized communications equipment into the country under a U.S. government program. He says he was trying to help Cuba's small Jewish community.

Carter's aides have not mentioned the Gross case, but say Carter will talk about ways of improving
relations.
 

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