December 10th, 2013
08:24 PM ET

Wife of American contractor jailed in Cuba: Obama, Raul handshake is 'irrelevant'

Was President Obama's greeting with Raul Castro just a handshake or something more significant?

The White House says it was not a "pre-planned encounter" but many are calling it a symbolic moment. American Judy Gross is hoping it is an opening to new diplomatic relations.

Her husband, Alan, was arrested in Cuba in 2009 and has been imprisoned ever since. The government there is accusing him of trying to destabilize the government.

OutFront: Judy Gross

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