The White House announced President Obama will deliver remarks on Cuba later today.
In the afternoon, the President will deliver a statement on Cuba from the Cabinet Room at 12:01:30pm. There will be limited pool coverage.
12:01:30PM THE PRESIDENT delivers a statement on Cuba
The Cabinet Room
Limited Pool Coverage (Pre-set 9:00AM; Final Gather 11:00AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)
This comes after news broke about the release of American Alan Gross, who was being imprisoned in Cuba. ABC reports:
Held for five years in Cuba, 65-year-old American contractor Alan Gross has been released from prison and is en route to U.S. soil, ABC News has learned exclusively.
In a landmark humanitarian prisoner exchange to be announced by President Obama shortly at the White House, the agreement was reached following more than a year of secret back channel talks at the highest levels of both governments.
Today’s release of Gross, who is said to be in poor physical condition, represents a first step toward normalizing relations with the neighbor just 90-miles off the Florida coast.