US Congressman Christopher Van Hollen
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US-Cuba policy 'was clearly broken' says Congressman

US Congressman Christopher Van Hollen was one of the three politicians that brought contractor Alan Gross back from Cuba as part of a landmark prisoner swap deal with Cuba.

The deal paved the way for a major policy shift announced later on Wednesday by US President Barack Obama.

Van Hollen said the policy of isolating Cuba had been a "miserable failure" and the flight home with Mr Gross, behind bars for five years, was very emotional.

He was talking to Katty Kay for BBC's World News America.

  • 17 Dec 2014
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