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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Statement on Mr.Alan Gross' Health
By Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cuba
Mr. Alan Gross' health is normal.
He has chronic conditions typical of someone his age, and is being properly treated for them.
He is eating healthy, balanced meals. His general state of good health can be seen by the fact that he is maintaining a considerable exercise program.
The Government of the United States and Mr. Gross' family have been regularly receiving a complete medical report about his health.
Cuban authorities have periodically been meeting with U.S. officials and with Mr. Gross' family in order to share all information about his health.
The Government of Cuba regrets the distortions that are being spread on the subject of Mr. Gross' health and respects his right to the privacy of doctor-patient information.
Cuba demands that this campaign of fabrications ceases; and should it continue, there will be no other alternative than to publish abundant information on the subject.
Even though Mr. Gross could be held at any prison facility due to the fact that his situation is not incompatible with that, he is being held at a military hospital; this is not because his health requires it, but to ensure him the best conditions for his recovery.Ministry of Foreign Affairs
June 15, 2012
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