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In Cuba, wife of freed spy gives birth to girl

Gerardo Hernandez, right, member of "The Cuban Five," touches the belly of his pregnant wife Adriana Perez during a concert in Havana, Cuba. The wife of the Cuban intelligence agent freed by the United States in December gave birth to a girl Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, after a pregnancy made possible by negotiations to improve ties between the two countries. U.S. officials helped facilitate a process of artificial insemination for Hernandez and his wife. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

Gerardo Hernandez, right, member of "The Cuban Five," touches the belly of his pregnant wife Adriana Perez during a concert in Havana, Cuba. The wife of the Cuban intelligence agent freed by the United States in December gave birth to a girl Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, after a pregnancy made possible by negotiations to improve ties between the two countries. U.S. officials helped facilitate a process of artificial insemination for Hernandez and his wife. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

The wife of a Cuban intelligence agent freed by the United States has given birth to a girl after a pregnancy made possible by negotiations to improve ties between the two countries.

The Communist Party daily Granma says the baby named Gema was born Tuesday and weighs 7 pounds and 1 ounce (3.2 kilograms).

U.S. officials helped facilitate a process of artificial insemination so that convicted spy Gerardo Hernandez and his wife Adriana Perez could have a child. It came during talks that led the U.S. to release Hernandez and two other agents last month and the announcement of plans to restore normal diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Cuba, meanwhile, freed imprisoned U.S. aid worker Alan Gross.

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