Former US President Jimmy Carter to visit Cuba

HAVANA, March 25 (Reuters) - Former US President JimmyCarter and wife Rosalynn will visit Cuba next week to meet withPresident Raul Castro and discuss ways to improve US-Cubarelations, a Carter spokeswoman said on Friday.

The visit, made at the invitation of the Cuban government,raised the possibility that Carter would get involved in thecase of US aid contractor Alan Gross, recently sentenced to15 years in prison for providing illegal Internet access toCuban groups.

The case has strained US-Cuba relations after a briefwarming under President Barack Obama.

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