Alan Gross' captivity: A timeline of events

December 17, 2014 5:07 PM

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Throughout 2009: Gross visits Cuba four times in the span of five months. He enters the country as a tourist doing “exceptional” bird watching, but he was actually smuggling computer and Internet equipment onto the island.

Dec. 3, 2009: Gross flies to Havana, following up with the community groups that he had given equipment to on previous visits. He is arrested at the airport.

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