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Nelson asks Secretary of State Clinton to make detained contractor in Cuba a priority

Bill Nelson is asking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make the case of a U.S. contractor detained in Cuba a top priority.

The Florida Democrat says Cuban authorities have refused to allow anyone on behalf of the U.S. to visit the man to check on his well being. He says under Cuban law, a citizen or a foreign visitor can be arrested for nearly anything under the claim of dangerousness.

"It is an outrage that the Cuban regime has refused cooperation in this consular matter and that the U.S. citizen remains detained against his will," Nelson wrote in a letter to Clinton late last week. His office says he didn't release the letter until news reports surfaced on the man's detention.