Cuban parliament cheers three men released from U.S. prisons

December 21, 2014 8:02 AM

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HAVANA — Three men who served long U.S. prison terms for spying received a standing ovation in Cuba's parliament Saturday, shaking their fists in victory as President Raul Castro declared that detente with Washington won't change the communist system.

The last imprisoned members of the "Cuban Five" spy ring were freed last week in a sweeping deal that included the liberation of American contractor Alan Gross and a Cuban who had spied for the U.S. It as the first step toward the restoration of full diplomatic ties and a loosening of U.S. trade and...

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