Just like it did in this case. By arresting the person hired.
So, your notion is that an employee of the US government should be able to act freely in Cuba, and the Cubans have no right to stop him? Just because the "planning" took part outside of Cuba?
So he can be arrested for plotting against the Cuban government when all the actual plotting happened in the US?
Offtopic, again! He was arrested for trying to overthrow the Cuban government as an agent of the US government. Where he did his planning is irrelevant!
You'll note the guy you found wasn't charged with plotting against the US Government (altho he did that).
WTF? I can't... why would Cuba charge an US employee of plotting against the US Government?
And he chose to do them in Cuba, where US law doesn't apply, and, *gasp*, Cuban law applies.
Which means that, by your own admission, Cuba has less respect for foreign nation's sovereignty then even we do in America.
Sigh. Let's see. The US sends an agent (among many) to overthrow the Cuban government, the Cubans arrest the agent, and the Cubans are the ones not respecting "foreign nation's sovereignty"? That's the stereotypical arrogant attitude that one hopes doesn't really exist in america. You are actually claiming that Cuba doesn't respect US sovereignty because they don't follow US law in Cuba.
I HAVE NEVER SAID THEY HAD TO RELEASE HIM PRIOR TO NEGOTIATIONS.
GOOD. THEN WE AGREE.
So, what's your point then? You believe that "Raul wants the embargo to continue" because... Obama has refused to negotiate?
(Also, you are arguing that he shouldn't have been arrested in the first place, therefore, you *are* arguing that he should be released). I dare you to point out any attempt at meaningful negotiation in this case that has been refused by the Cubans. And I invite you to look for the many press releases from the Cubans saying they want to negotiate, and the many from the US saying "no way".
There's no way man-in-the-middle problems can appear with those, and (more importantly) you reduce the chance Obama can claim there were no negotiations to zero.
Obama hasn't claimed that there have not been any attempts to negotiate. On the contrary, he claims that he is unwilling to.
the objective standard used is "what did those other guys do when they had a similar spat four years ago?"
I've already explained to you why this was different. They were US Citizens.
And still, that's the most similar case. They are also Cuban citizens. And they were charged for being unregistered agents (which they probably "plotted" outside of the US), and for conspiracy charges (which most certainly didn't happen inside the US, especially not the conspiracy to commit murder). They were not charged for being US citizens. Why you keep bringing up their citizenship is beyond me, Cuban law applies to everyone in Cuba, not just citizens... just like US law applies to everyone in the US (or everwhere the US can exert influence---"might makes right").
His planning wasn't one of the charges. Two charges of transmitting information, one charge of failing to register as an Agent. Transmitting information is something he actually did while on US soil.
And neither was Gross. He wasn't convicted for "planning" to be a US agent in Cuban soil, he was convicted for acting as a US agent in Cuban soil. That is something he actually did while on Cuban soil. He wasn't an agent chilling in Varadero, he was doing what he was getting paid to do.
(Also, "planning" were two of the charges against the five. The prosecution never proved that they had actually sent any information, so they settled for a live sentence for "planning" to do so)
Failing to Register as an Agent is (as I have already admitted) fairly tricky in terms of international law. It's one example of the US over-stepping it's boundaries. But (as you found out in your research) it doesn't get used very much.
No, it isn't over-stepping it's boundaries, not with this one. (But if you think it is, you must be enraged about the embargo, and about them sending agents to overthrow foreign governments).
And yes, they are used, at the very minimum, as a negotiating tool. It just happens that countries rarely refuse to negotiate for their agents just so they can blame the other party.
I want the embargo to end. I just don't think the Cuban government wants it to end.
You want it to end by having the Cubans act as the US wants them to act. You don't think the Cuban government wants it to end because they don't just obey on cue.