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September 7th, 2011
06:01 PM ET

Bill Richardson on mission to Cuba

Washington (CNN) - Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is going to Cuba on Wednesday to try to negotiate the release of jailed American contractor Alan Gross, CNN has learned.

The exclusive report by CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" said Richardson was invited by the Cuban government for the specific mission of trying to negotiate the release of Gross. Richardson is expected to spend "the next few days" in Havana, Blitzer reported.

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Filed under: Alan Gross • Bill Richardson • Cuba