US-Cuba policy 'was clearly broken' says Congressman
US Congressman Christopher Van Hollen was one of the three politicians that brought contractor Alan Gross back from Cuba as part of a landmark prisoner swap deal with Cuba.
The deal paved the way for a major policy shift announced later on Wednesday by US President Barack Obama.
Van Hollen said the policy of isolating Cuba had been a "miserable failure" and the flight home with Mr Gross, behind bars for five years, was very emotional.
He was talking to Katty Kay for BBC's World News America.
17 Dec 2014
- From the section US & Canada