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Return Guantánamo to the Cuban People | Counterpunch

How Guantánamo Can Improve U.S. Relations with its Latin Neighbors by Dr. CESAR CHELALA To restore good relations with Latin America and the Caribbean, damaged by several years of neglect, is one of many difficult tasks now facing the Obama administration. A measure that could have far-reaching consequences and notably improve the U.S.’ battered image in the continent would be ...

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9/11 hearings stall, Gitmo inmates stuck as Isaac barrels down the Caribbean | GlobalPost

Tropical Storm Isaac could strengthen into a hurricane and smack Guantanamo Bay in Cuba on Friday.   WASHINGTON, DC — Evacuation plans are under way at the US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay as Tropical Storm Isaac spins toward Cuba. But the nearly 200 prisoners suspected of plotting terrorist attacks against the United States are staying put. For more on this ...

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Repulsive progressive hypocrisy | Salon.com

During the Bush years, Guantanamo was the core symbol of right-wing radicalism and what was back then referred to as the “assault on American values and the shredding of our Constitution”: so much so then when Barack Obama ran for President, he featured these issues not as a secondary but as a central plank in his campaign. But now that ...

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Ex-CIA officer charged over classified leaks | AlertNet

WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – A former Central Intelligence Agency officer has been arrested and charged with illegally disclosing classified information to journalists, including the identity of a covert officer and details about the capture of terrorism suspect Abu Zubaydah, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. John Kiriakou, 47, worked for the CIA from 1990 to 2004 as an ...

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UN rights chief speaks out against US failure to close Guantanamo detention facility | UN News Centre

23 January 2012 – The United Nations human rights chief today spoke out against the failure by the United States to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and to ensure accountability for serious violations – including torture – that took place there. “It is 10 years since the US Government opened the prison at Guantanamo, and now three years since ...

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Spanish judge reopens Guantanamo torture probe | McClatchy

A Spanish judge on Friday re-launched an investigation into the alleged torture of detainees held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, one day after a British authorities launched a probe into CIA renditions to Libya. The twin developments demonstrated that while the Obama administration has stuck to its promise not to investigate whether Bush administration officials acted ...

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